April’s solar eclipse may freak out your pets

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The phenomenon of a total solar eclipse may be fascinating to humans, but it can be downright confusing for wild animals and pets who depend on the sun to know what time of day it is.
Awe, amazement, and wonder are a few of the reactions humans have to a solar eclipse. The extremely rare occasion of being in the path of totality—where the moon’s disk completely blocks the sun for a few short moments—captivates audiences and inspires a sense of excitement.
Austin Garner, a biology professor at Syracuse University, studies animal behaviors in his research on the biomechanics of animal movement and attachment.
Here, he explains what animals may experience in the lead-up and aftermath of a total solar eclipse:

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