There are devastating wildfires raging all over the world right now. These pose obvious dangers, right? Heed the warning signs and disaster can be averted. Fail to take notice, however, and the consequences could be dire.
Looking out for smoke is the most obvious step to take, although once a fire has taken hold, it’s often too late. Your best bet? Keep a close eye on the animals — and be prepared to run.
Some animals don’t flee a fire, with amphibians and certain small mammals burrowing deep beneath the ground, whilst others take refuge in rivers and lakes. Most, however, opt to run. This can be good and bad for anyone who happens to be in the area.
Good because, as warning systems go, there’s nothing quite as effective as a stampede of panicking animals. Bad, because to stand in their path might be even more dangerous than the fire itself. Your best bet in such situations? Be prepared and don’t hang around.