When today's historic solar eclipse happens this afternoon, most animals in the wild will instinctively go into their nighttime mode.  They'll have no idea what's happening and we're told that most will not look at the sun.

When in comes to your own pets, its a different story.  According to a post by Dr. Corinne Slaughter, owner of Hidden Brook Veterinary Services in Dartmouth, you should keep your pets indoors during the eclipse.  Dr. Slaughter says, like humans, your pets eyes could be easily damaged should they happen to look towards the sun during the eclipse.  The odds may be small but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Today's eclipse will begin here on the Southcoast at around 1:30pm, will peak at 2:48, and be over just after 4pm.