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Comment: Is it true that most animals know that the Winter will be very
harsh due to their hair, or for the haystacks they build in the mountains.
If the haystacks are big then we are in for a bag winter, lots of snow?

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I've heard that when an animal grows thick fur early on in Autumn, that means the winter will be colder. But, this is information from my parents, who grew up as farm kids and were told the same thing by their parents, who were probably told the same thing by theirs and so on.

But, now I'm curious as to which animals build haystacks in the mountains.

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I'm curious as to how the animals are supposed to know more than the scientific collective, backed by supercomputers, advanced data gathering equipment and global data.

OK, animals are smart, but not that smart.

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quote:
Originally posted by Frog_Feathers:
But, now I'm curious as to which animals build haystacks in the mountains.

The American Pika collects grasses and dries them in little "haystacks" for winter stores.
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The size of stored food supplies is dependent upon the food abundance during the collection period. Animals that cache food try to collect as much as they can each year.
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In case anyone else thought of the same thing I did, wooly worms are not a predictor.

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I'm curious as to how the animals are supposed to know more than the scientific collective, backed by supercomputers, advanced data gathering equipment and global data.
Perhaps they rely on data that the "scientific collective" haven't yet thought to analyze in connection with weather prediction.

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Frog_Feathers:
But, now I'm curious as to which animals build haystacks in the mountains.

The American Pika collects grasses and dries them in little "haystacks" for winter stores.
Well, that's just cool. Now, let us go in search of pika haystacks!

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