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Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety
    #3577217 - 01/04/05 12:30 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Giant snake showed way to safety
www.heraldsun.news.com.au

An elephant and a snake the size of a telephone pole helped save the lives of children.

The amazing animal rescue stories buoyed rescuers as the grim task of searching for tsunami survivors continues.

An Indonesian woman from the devastated province of Aceh had a remarkable story of survival.

She saved two children by following a giant snake to navigate flood waters.

Riza, 26, a clothes seller from the village of Penayang, was helplessly dragged in raging currents after the giant tsunami hit.

"Thousands of people were screaming hysterically and were panicking as they saw the water rise higher than their houses," she said.

As rising waters carried her out of her house, she was dragged towards her neighbour, who was struggling to hold on to her nine-year-old twins.

"Please save my twins, just let me go, as long as they're safe," Riza recalled the mother saying.

She grabbed the twins and placed them on her back. As she struggled through the torrent she saw a gigantic snake gliding to her left.

She followed in its wake until she found land.

"Strangely I felt no fear," Riza said.

"Thank God, with the power I had left, I managed to go to higher ground and the water was only a metre high."

Riza said the twins were bruised and battered, but safe. There was no word on the fate of their mother.

In Thailand, a British tourist said several children were playing on a beach when the tsunami struck.

They were saved after being placed on the back of a circus elephant.

Laura Barnett, 40, said the children were led to safety by the elephant's keeper, riding on the back of the giant beast.

Related story: Snake comes to rescue


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: veggie]
    #3577708 - 01/04/05 02:17 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

that's awesome, it seems nobody has found any animal carcasses whatsoever from the flooding, all the animals knew what the hell they were supposed to do it seems!


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: chodamunky]
    #3578032 - 01/04/05 03:43 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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that's awesome, it seems nobody has found any animal carcasses whatsoever from the flooding, all the animals knew what the hell they were supposed to do it seems!



Yes, it's absolutely amazing to me. It is as if animals were able to perceive the impending deadly tidal wave in advance, as the article below indicates:

Did animals' 'sixth sense' save them from tsunami?
2005-01-04
chinadaily.com.cn

Wild animals seem to have escaped the Indian Ocean tsunami, adding weight to notions they possess a "sixth sense" for disasters, experts said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan wildlife officials have said the giant waves that killed over 24,000 people along the Indian Ocean island's coast seemingly missed wild beasts, with no dead animals found.

"No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or rabbit. I think animals can sense disaster. They have a sixth sense. They know when things are happening," H.D. Ratnayake, deputy director of Sri Lanka's Wildlife Department, said on Wednesday.

The waves washed floodwaters up to 3 km (2 miles) inland at Yala National Park in the ravaged southeast, Sri Lanka's biggest wildlife reserve and home to hundreds of wild elephants and several leopards. "There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence about dogs barking or birds migrating before volcanic eruptions or earthquakes. But it has not been proven," said Matthew van Lierop, an animal behaviour specialist at Johannesburg Zoo.

"There have been no specific studies because you can't really test it in a lab or field setting," he said.

Other authorities concurred with this assessment.

"Wildlife seem to be able to pick up certain phenomenon, especially birds. There are many reports of birds detecting impending disasters," said Clive Walker, who has written several books on African wildlife.

Animals certainly rely on the known senses such as smell or hearing to avoid danger such as predators.

The notion of an animal "sixth sense" -- or some other mythical power -- is an enduring one which the evidence on Sri Lanka's battered coast is likely to add to.

The Romans saw owls as omens of impending disaster and many ancient cultures viewed elephants as sacred animals endowed with special powers or attributes.

(related articles:
How animals escaped the wave
When animals and birds sensed tsunami)


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: veggie]
    #3578064 - 01/04/05 03:50 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Another incredible story...

Elephant heroes in tsunami disaster
Jan 3, 2005
mounteverest.net

Swedish media reports that Thai elephants rescued several tourists before the tsunami hit. The elephants are used for tourist rides.

At the morning of the tidal wave, the animals became restless, "they sounded as if they were weeping" said the care takers who managed to calm the animals at first.

But just before the wave hit, the elephants took off running up to the hills. Tourists still straddling their backs followed involuntarily. Other elephants were tied up but took after their running mates, breaking free from their chains. On their way up, the animals picked up people with their trunks; placing them on their backs and saving their lives


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: veggie]
    #3580029 - 01/04/05 05:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

And there are people out there that feel humans are above all other animals :nonono:

"On their way up, the animals picked up people with their trunks; placing them on their backs and saving their lives"

I wish those animals could get something in return for such a great deed.  Good job big guys :thumbup:


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: theocean06]
    #3580339 - 01/04/05 06:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Wow, that is really incredible. Almost too incredible.


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: chodamunky]
    #3633932 - 01/16/05 03:16 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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chodamunky said:
that's awesome, it seems nobody has found any animal carcasses whatsoever from the flooding, all the animals knew what the hell they were supposed to do it seems!



So the pet dogs under owner control just flew away? Interesting.


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Re: Giant snake guides tsunami victim to safety [Re: spud]
    #3634445 - 01/16/05 10:20 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Very interesting the way these animals have such an intuition.
I wonder if humans would have these same instincts if we had never developed language....


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