just saw this story, and the look in the hawks eye, and it made me think that animals are programmed to seek shelter with humans in these catastrophic events, or an event like the flood.
One case of a hawk seeking shelter in an empty cab is not evidence that "wild animals" are programmed to seek shelter with humans.
Animals die from the elements all the time. Animals die in weather events all the time. The evidence is overwhelming that very few wild animals specifically seek shelter with humans during natural disasters.
You might have noticed that urban birds of prey build their nests in places where it looks like it would be difficult for other animals including humans to approach. They do not build their nests in occupied houses.
It makes the news when Peregrines build on an office building ledge next to a window.
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