Welcome to Part 2 of the Ice Storm on Rainbow Creek. This is King Buzz with Icicles! They sleep in the tall pine trees, but it did sleet most of the night. This morning they made it to the meeting tree on frozen wings that cracked as they flapped. I have never seen anything like this before and was concerned the buzzards would all freeze to death and fall off the branch dead. Of course, I came in and searched Google for the answer. Turns out the birds were likely warmer in the frozen tree than I was standing there watching them! Birds can regulate hypothermia at will while Humans cannot. For our info tonight, I have shared an excerpt on Hypothermia from Wikipedia. Many people were trapped out in these winter storms this season. It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself about the effects of prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures so you can take measures to avoid such exposure. Remember, we do not have feathers! Enjoy!
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(From Auto Awesome!)
- Chilblains are superficial ulcers of the skin that occur when a predisposed individual is repeatedly exposed to cold.
- Frostbite involves the freezing and destruction of tissue.
- Frostnip is a superficial cooling of tissues without cellular destruction.
- Trench foot or immersion foot is due to repetitive exposure to water, at non-freezing temperatures.
Signs and symptoms