I now that the weather is getting to us humans, but I have proof now that it is getting to the animals as well. My son and I took the dog the other day for a walk. We were out walking and heard this sound like a machine gun being fired. We could not figure out what the sound was but it would go off for a couple of seconds, then stop. After a few minutes my son pointed out that across the field there was a Flicker doing his best to pound a hole into a stainless exhaust fan. He would start pounding away and then stop. I think he may have frozen his brain and thought that this was a tree. After all the stainless was the same color of the tree and probably just as hard.