Thanks for all of the ID help yesterday on that hawk.
I am going with Coopers, which was my original opinion too.
If you came here thinking I broke a bone, I apologize.
(not apologizing for the lack of broken bones, just the deceptive title)
I've never broken a bone (Drink your American milk!) ... unless having part of your finger sheared off counts as a break ... seems more like cutting bone than breaking ... anyway, it's back on so no biggie.
The stress fractures on exhibit today are the kind found in shifting ice.
Now bear in mind, this is Florida ice, so you Yanks can stop laughing at it's thickness. You Floridians can gasp along in amazement with me.
Before I explain what's about to happen in the video, let me just say that the ice yesterday was record breaking in it's thicknomagnificentness!
My koi pond had ice over an inch thick!
Heck yeah, I know I mentioned this in the comments yesterday, but DANG!
This is Florida and FC has been here since 3:00 am one cold night in 1958. I've seen multiple Florida snow events since then, but never the consistently freezing temps to produce PACK ICE.
We are all in awe this winter.
Okay, back to the video.
You went ahead and watched it already didn't you?
That's okay. The tank in the video is an aquaculture tank I installed in the 90's to grow tilapia. It has a bottom drain in it that is activated by a simple knife valve outside of the tank. Last week, just on a whim, I opened the drain.
When the ice began to groan and complain, I thought, "VIDEO!"
I had to shorten it a bit, but if you have a minute or two to watch ice relieving it's stress, then sit back and enjoy.