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Frances recently asked me whether I thought that the animals give cues to each about what the coming weather will bring etc.

I don't really know about that, but they do have a way of communicating with each other in some way, which I don't understand.

Being so close to such a diverse range of animals, I obviously get close to them, and watch their actions and habits. I find it fascinating for instance, that the older ewes, together with Aloyisious and Connor (older rams), will all come in to the yard at the same time each evening, yet their lambs, and the rescue lambs, ( the kids, as it were!) tend to be out until dusk, and then start moving slowly toward the yard and sheds, from the bottom fields, and join the older ones just before dark.

Also, the Rooks, in the aviary, all talk to each other in the same way, once I have left new food, and left the aviary, as if to say, " that berludy witch has gone for a while chaps ", and I have noticed that the wild rooks, sit on the branches of the trees near the aviary, and they all communicate together.

So I don't know what they communicate about, but they do communicate, AND... wouldn't I love to know what they were saying.. especially those flipping rooks...

Posted at 9th Nov 2008 - 09:49PM   Posted by Sueatkilmeedy   Kilmeedy Lodge Animal Sanctuary Comments: 7

Cait's Avatar You must have so much insight into this sort of thing Sue, being in close contact with so many different animals. Fascinating stuff indeed.

Posted by: Cait on 9th Nov 2008 at 10:24PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Many people consider animals below us because they can't reason, or 'think' . . .but they do . . . they just don't do it the way we do - and so they are considered 'dumb' and stupid animals - I wonder if in their own way they consider us to be the same . . . after all who is destroying the earth

Posted by: Westerwitch on 9th Nov 2008 at 10:41PM

Cait's Avatar I agree WW. We are the dumb creatures I think.

Posted by: Cait on 9th Nov 2008 at 10:46PM

Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those people who think that their animals are their children or anything, but I do know that my animals think, talk to each other, and also talk to me, or should I say, try and communicate with me. It's just that i don't always understand what they are saying.

Sometimes, I do understand what they are trying to communicate, like the other day one of my lambs was roaring from down in the fields, and I could tell that it was a distressed roar (bleat, whatever), and when I went down to find her, she was entangled in brambles in the hedge, and couldn't get free.

That communication |I could understand. Somthing to do with the urgent tone I guess.

Sometimes when I call to the individuals, they bleat back. Theres something in it alright, but what?

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 9th Nov 2008 at 11:34PM

Frances's Avatar Thank you, Sue, for this. I hope to have more communications back and forth re communicating.


Posted by: Frances on 10th Nov 2008 at 01:26AM

Camilla's Avatar I entirely agree with what WW has said, I was only talking about this subject recently, animals are more intellingent than some people give them credit for.


Posted by: Camilla on 10th Nov 2008 at 01:52AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Zoober asked me to pass on the message that he agrees with you all, and that you are absolutely right...

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 10th Nov 2008 at 05:41PM

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