Geese-sicles

Geese sleeping on a frozen lake... Aren't they cold?!

I'm sure you've seen a gaggle of geese resting on a frozen body of water and wondered to yourself, how in the world are they not freezing?!

Well, it turns out Canadian geese use frozen water as a rest spot. Because they thrive off of fresh water, geese must search for water that isn't frozen solid. Imagine you were on a road trip from Colorado to California, you'd need to stop for water, too.

canada geese on frozen water in colorado

And they actually aren't cold..... Canadian geese are built to stay warm. They have insulated underbellies, and enough feathers, generally between 20,000 and 25,000, to keep their upper body temperature around 104°F (40°C). They also have a unique circulation system in their feet which allows warm blood to flow, preventing them from freezing--- which is why we usually spot them with their feet tucked underneath. Clever little birds, they are!

So next time you see a goose in Colorado sitting on a frozen pond, share your newfound knowledge with a friend!!

commercial pest control review wellington co

Testimonials

‟Enviropest is always punctual, professional and great to work with, thank you.”
Banner Clinic
Wellington, CO
EnviroPest received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2439 reviews. 4.6 Read All Reviews

GETTING STARTED IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3

REQUEST FREE ESTIMATE

There was a problem with your submission. Please correct the issues below

Please wait…

EnviroPest Blog & News

Read the latest articles & news
dirty kitchen sink attracting mice
January 18, 2023

Mice And Kitchens

Continuing in our unofficial series of pests in the kitchen this month, let’s turn our attention…
Read More
a cockroach in kitchen sink of denver co home
January 12, 2023

Cockroaches And Kitchens

Have you ever spotted a cockroach scurrying across the kitchen floor and wondered what other ground…
Read More
denver colorado decorated for the holiday season
January 1, 2023

Here's To You And A Pest-Free 2023!

Well friends, here we are saying goodbye to 2022 (and the frigid arctic air that descended on us…
Read More