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Ultraviolet Light And The Reindeer Superpower

We associate certain images with Christmas: presents, crackers, Santa and his elves. The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without reindeer, as they are among the hardiest animals in nature. Able to survive in freezing temperatures, reindeer have a unique quality that sets them apart from other mammals.

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Ice Breaker

Droplets of snow twinkle and collide
like stars falling to earth
It is a frosty wasteland
where dreams careen across the sky
in lights arcing blue and green

Tundra fur, pale as powdered sugar
thick neck rising to sniff air
sensing, searching
over white crests and crystal peaks

Ice-breaker, faith-maker
sledgehammer pawed
punching holes in frozen arena
Ice-breaker, ground-shaker

Meat grabbed between jaws
slick and savoury
settle down to eat
ponder the old joke
about how much you weigh