Tag Archive: Kill

Do Constricting Snakes Really Kill Their Prey by Suffocation?

Most people, including myself, have been taught this. Snakes are in an unusual situation of trying to kill prey with no hands or claws. A few can inject venom, others either swallow it whole (such as an egg) or the coil around their prey “suffocating” it – or so we thought. It has been my …

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What Caused the Fish Kill Along the Florida Panhandle This Week?

  This past week hundreds of dead fish washed ashore between Escambia and Okaloosa counties. Most were of one species but there were others who died and it appeared they had been in the water for quite a while. Determining the cause of fish kill can be tricky. You can observe how many different species were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/what-caused-the-fish-kill-along-the-florida-panhandle-this-week/

Did the Freeze Kill My Palms?

The freezing rain last week across the panhandle left icicles hanging from street signs, rooftops, trees, shrubs and palms. Many people now wonder if their palms will survive the assault of the hard freeze. The chance of survival depends on the following factors: the most important consideration is the species of palm; a few of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/04/did-the-freeze-kill-my-palms/