Saturday, November 5, 2011

Temperatures have exceeded 109F but rains are on the horizon. In this picture, marabou storks search for food in human waste, seeming indifferent to the heat. These creatures have adapted to heat in an unusual way,  defecating and urinating on their legs as a way of cooling off in the extreme temperatures. This practice accounts for the white streaks on the legs and is termed urohydrosis. 

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