How wildlife survives winter's deep freeze

As I write this, there are white-out conditions, winds howling and chill factor temperatures have plummeted well into the minus double-digit levels. Not exactly the type of winter day one would choose to spend outdoors pursuing any kind of recreational activity. However, a look out the window reveals birds and red squirrels flitting in and out of the bird feeder, seemingly unaffected by the brutal weather which got me to thinking how nature has adequately equipped wildlife to survive such severe conditions.

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