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Reflections in Nature

Geese feet won’t freeze

February 16, 2014
By BILL BOWER - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

During one of this winter's single digit cold spells, I was asked, "How come the feet of Canada geese don't freeze when standing on the ice?" When spotting geese or ducks standing on frozen ponds, with temperatures near or below zero, one would believe that their feet had to be frozen solid.

 
 

 

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