Frozen Feet

Nov 19, 2021 | Blog | 0 comments

Why don’t the chickadee’s feet freeze when it is minus 30oF and how can ducks spend the whole day in icy water and not get frostbite? 

It seems that birds are never bothered by cold feet. If we were to run outside in the winter with bare feet, we would have frostbitten toes. So why don’t birds need socks? 

God has designed birds’ feet with a unique heating system.

Birds have a network of arteries down to their feet. Interwoven in these arteries are the returning veins. This network is called a “wonder net.” The bird’s hot arterial blood (106oF) intertwines with its cool, returning vein blood. As a result, the bird’s feet have a constant pool of warm blood keeping them from becoming dangerously cold, and the blood returning to the main part of the body is preheated. 

If evolution is true, how many feet had to freeze off before the bird got it right?

God in His wisdom designed the bird to survive cold winters. So the next time you see a chickadee at your winter bird feeder, be amazed how God solved the problem of cold feet for the chickadee.

 (Source: Inspired Evidence – Paul Bartz – Letting God Create Your Day pp. 221)

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Recent posts:

Animal Migration

Animal Migration

How did animals spread across the world after they left Noah’s Ark? How did the kangaroos get from the Middle East to Australia? After the Flood, the animals left Noah’s Ark, spreading out and filling the Earth. Flying creatures could fly, but what about those that...

Early Farming Forecasting

Early Farming Forecasting

Did you know the weather patterns of North and South America have been periodically affected by El Niños for thousands of years?   The ancient farmers of the Andean mountains were very much aware of them. These farmers could predict if an El Niño was present and...

Growing Grass

Growing Grass

What is so amazing about grass?  Grass is a seemingly unimportant plant that is often ignored and taken for granted. When examined we observe that the stem is round and mostly hollow except at the joint or node. This stem lies in the sheath that is open part of the...

FREE REPORT: Five Facts the Bible Discovered Thousands of Years BEFORE Modern Science

Success! Check your email to get your free report.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This