Snakes Watched for Signs of Coming Earthquakes

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After two earthquakes recently hit Taiwan, China's come up with a new twist on an old system to predict quakes: snake cams. Experts there say the reptiles act erratic before a quake. They've even seen snakes throw themselves against a wall before a big one. Now they are monitoring that behavior on a video camera set up at a snake farm. They believe snakes are the most sensitive creatures to quakes.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

After two earthquakes recently hit Taiwan, China's come up with a new twist on an old system to predict quakes: snake cams. Experts there say the reptiles act erratic before a quake. They've even seen snakes throw themselves against a wall before a big one. Now they're monitoring that behavior on a video camera set up at a snake farm. They believe snakes, of all creatures, are the most sensitive to quakes.

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