Optometry What Happens To Animals During The Eclipse In Idaho? By Tom Michael • Aug 16, 2017 Kelly Stribling / Boise State Public Radio Many Idahoans will be looking up to the sky next Monday for the total solar eclipse. But what about animals? How will the natural world react? Listen Listening... / 1:17 Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story. Why The Solar Eclipse Worries This Boise Optometrist By Tom Michael • Aug 3, 2017 Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio Idaho is prime viewing for the August 21 total solar eclipse. While the majority of people are excited to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event, the eclipse has a very narrow segment of the population worried.