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February 6, 2016

Through Google Glass: Two deer out back this morning at 7:03 a.m., apparently comfortable at 27°

My YouTube caption: "I muse during this video about how it is that deer spend the entire winter outside with not very much insulation against the cold, yet they seem perfectly comfortable."

I only realized after watching the video on YouTube that 1) The deer are tiny as seen through Google Glass from inside my house, and 2) My white t-shirt is reflected in the glass of the patio door window, making deer visibility even more problematic. 

Hey, I went to U.C.L.A. medical school, not film school — I'm doing the best I can with what I've got left.

February 6, 2016 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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I actually just read a thread asking (and answering) this same questions. I'll have to see if I can find the link. Here are the main takeaways I got from it.
1- Deer have "brown fat" which produces a greater amount of heat. It is found in hibernating animals and human babies.
2- Deer fur is 2 layers. The outer layer is made up of hollow, more insulating, and weather resistant fur. The inner layer traps heat near the body much like a sweater or goose down.
3- THe food they eat is fermenting in their stomach. The fermentation produces heat.

Posted by: TMKvamme | Feb 9, 2016 12:10:37 AM

You could just repurpose the video...change the caption to read like some Bergmanesque meditation or other about a vision of deer in a barren landscape inspiring a lone, ghostly figure to utter a soliloquy on the coldness of life and flimsiness of the human envelope.

Posted by: Flautist | Feb 6, 2016 4:26:04 PM

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