first_imgIn 1994, a rogue herpetologist challenged the dogma that constricting snakes kill by suffocation. He didn’t think it made sense. If suffocation were the mechanism, the prey would have died much more slowly—minutes rather than seconds. Instead, he thought the immense pressure from the snake’s contorted body sent its prey into cardiac arrest. It has taken 20 years, but researchers have finally proved him right. To test the idea, a physiologist and ecologist set up an experiment that recorded the heart rate and blood pressure of a mouse trapped in the coils of a boa constrictor (snake pictured above). They knocked the mouse out, hooked it up to electrodes and catheters, and then made the offering to the lab’s hungry snake. The researchers watched as the snake bit, contorted, and wound its prey into a deathly corkscrewlike grip. The results, published online today in The Journal of Experimental Biology, showed that in just 6 seconds, the rodent’s blood pressure plummeted, and its heart rate shot up. This cardiac chaos and cutoff of circulation (not a lack of air) was the main mechanism that killed the mouse. The constriction also caused potassium levels in the mouse’s blood to skyrocket, an effect that, on its own, could cause major cardiac issues, even death by heart attack. But because the enormous pressure from the snake cuts off circulation in the mouse, it’s likely that the potassium-rich blood doesn’t reach the whole body. Researchers think elevated, constriction-induced potassium levels may work as a sort of back-up plan for the snake, so that if the prey does somehow escape, and blood begins to recirculate, the animal is still doomed, its blood now toxic.last_img

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first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Friday, December 30th. During the New Year’s weekend (Friday, December 30th – Sunday, January 1st) we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. Originally Published: June 15th, 2016The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 last night to  approve Chuck Carnesale as Apopka’s new fire chief. He takes over a department of more than 80 firefighters.“He started as an Explorer at age 13, graduated high school, Fire Academy and EMT school simultaneously in 1989, and was a dispatcher at age 17,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. ” he has filled almost every position at The Apopka Fire department.”“I hate to mention I’ve been on this journey for 33 years when my mother dropped me off to look at fire trucks,” said Carnesale. “Thank you. I won’t let you down. I won’t let the public down. I won’t let the firefighters down.”Carnesale has served as assistant fire chief since 2013, heading up the fire department’s emergency medical and ambulance services. He is certified as a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, fire officer, fire inspector and instructor in various fields. In 1990, Carnesale was hired as a full-time firefighter/EMT. In 2000 he was recognized by then Gov. Jeb Bush as Apopka’s Firefighter of the Year.Chuck CarnesaleHe was promoted to engineer in 2001, lieutenant in 2005, captain and EMS coordinator in 2006 and assistant fire chief in 2013. Carnesale attended Seminole State and Valencia colleges, Florida State Fire College and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.He has served on several medical boards, and this year Orange County Medical Director Dr. George Ralls appointed him to the Orange County EMS Advisory Council.The City Council was pleased with Kilsheimer’s choice.“Chuck is an amazing person,” said Commissioner Kyle Becker. I know he is going to do a fantastic job. I couldn’t be more happy for you (Carnesale).”“I’m glad we brought someone in from our own fire department,” said Commissioner Billie Dean. “We have the best fire department in America. We should hire from within. I commend you (Kilsheimer) on the choice.”Carnesale replaces former Fire Chief Lee Bronson. TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentChuck CarnesaleFire Chief Previous articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Warrant issued for Richard Anderson’s arrestNext article5 Ways to Beat Mindless Eating Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Herb Weissman You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 31, 2019 at 4:46 pm Mike, isn’t it the truth? There is that old saying, “Those that forget the past are doomed to repeat it. I have lived long enough to have seen a lot of change and not all of it was positive! We need to lean on Papa God more and our own wisdom less. Pray, and trust Him for He is our blessed hope, today, tomorrow, and forever. Blessings on you and yours my friend, Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Faith, I look forward to heaven for that reason “And there shall be no hurt or pain…” Praise God always, Chaz Mike McFadden March 31, 2019 at 8:35 am EJ March 31, 2019 at 2:50 pm March 31, 2019 at 8:56 am April 1, 2019 at 8:25 am Herb,if you enjoy it half as much as I do writing it? Wow. Thanks my friend, Chaz charles towne charles towne March 31, 2019 at 9:07 am Faith Fowler Reply charles towne Reply My grandfathers, my dad, a lot of others seemed to know what the old dog knew, that sometimes a good hard swat is the best lesson!They all knew that and sometimes it seems Papa God understands that gentle words just aren’t enough! Thanks for all the swats…I am still here and still learning! Reply Charles. I have nothing definitive to say except that I so enjoy you writing that I look forward to every Sunday for a new story. See you Tuesday. Yea Richard my friend, the lessons of life are sometimes difficult, but? Thanks Papa God for not molly coddling us . Thanks for the comment pal, Chaz Talk about a GUARDING ANGEL! GOD Keeps us safe even when we are not even Aware of it, often times only to relalise it if at all Years Later! Thank you Lord! The Anatomy of Fear Reply charles towne Reply I agree, you are a great story teller! Thanks Charles and have a blessed day. Reply Richard InspirationBy Charles Towne            The pup had reached the end of the trail.  With no idea what he had been following he had come face to face with his quarry.  Yes, he had reached the end of the trail and it could very well be his last, for the formidable creature that he faced could kill, horribly.  The young dog did not realize the danger it faced.         He had been following the old dog, eagerly watching as the veteran worked a covey of quail.  The covey had been hunted only a short time before, and now, each time the old dog thought he had brought the birds to a stand the quail would break, running along the ground to the next bit of cover.         Disgusted, the old dog quit following the fidgety birds and began casting about.  Near a stand of scrub oak, he discovered another covey.  He began a circling movement to bring the quail to a stand.         Following the old dog’s lead, the pup was also trailing a fresh scent.  Unlike the old dog the pup did not know what it was he trailed.  This was an unfamiliar scent and his curiosity drove him on.         Whatever it was that he followed; it had passed through a large stand of scrub palmetto, and then alongside the full length of an old burned out pine log to finally circle a small clearing. Totally engrossed in the trail the pup was using his nose to vacuum any vagrant wisps of scent from the ground.         This was not quail that the pup followed, oh no. Nor was it rabbit.  He had been cured of trailing rabbit.  If a rabbit were to leap from cover right under his nose he would ignore it.  He knew that his man didn’t want him to chase rabbits, nor did the old dog, and he wanted to please them both.         The scent that he followed was very faint, a strange musky odor, so vague as to be almost undetectable.  He was sure the old dog would be proud of him.  He continued on the trail. Hmmmm, whatever it was had entered a big gopher tortoise burrow!  The pup forced his head and shoulders into the burrow and snuffed deeply several times.  All he could detect was the turtle’s earthy scent. Backing out he immediately picked up the trail again.         He was approaching a small stand of scrub oak and was in the process of circling an old, fire-blackened pine stump when he came face to face with his quarry.         A peculiar, dry buzzing sound stopped him in his tracks.         His excitement was obvious as his tail wagged his entire hind end.  The pup had worked the trail to perfection and he was proud.         The only problem was that his first trailing experience could very well be his last.

         Only a few feet in front of his nose lay a very large and a very angry Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.  The deadly reptile was loosely coiled, its head slightly raised, that black tongue slowly flicking out, tasting the air.   The snake was telling the dog in no uncertain terms that it was ready to defend itself.         Over six feet in length and larger then a man’s arm, the powerful reptile turned away from the pup and began to crawl toward a large clump of scrub oak and palmetto growth.  As the snake moved so did the pup, taking two steps forward.         This movement on the dog’s part was more than the snake could tolerate.  It immediately stopped and assumed its full defensive position.  Coiled, head raised a foot above the ground, the air filled with the castanet sound of its rattles, the diamondback waited.         The large venomous reptile knew that it couldn’t eat the dog and it didn’t want a confrontation, but what must be would be.         The previous year a German shepherd had confronted the snake.  The diamondback had defended itself in the only way it knew. Struck full in the face the dog had received a massive dose of venom.   It was highly unlikely that anyone could have helped the dog even if that had been an option.  Abandoned, alone, the big dog died a terrible death, there in the stillness of the forest.         The pup, imitating the old dog in a beautiful point, was excited that he had been able to bring this noisy creature to bay. 
He had watched his teacher move in on a covey of quail with such stealth that he would come to a final point only inches from one of the birds.  Then he would hold that point until his master arrived to kick up the covey.         The pup’s movements were beautiful to behold as he slowly lowered his foot and then leaning forward he once again assumed that statuesque pose.  His intention was to approach as close to his subject as the old dog had been to the quail. Another small step and less than three feet remained to separate the youngster from an ugly death.   But he had no way of knowing this.         Usually dogs will stay away from rattlesnakes. Sadly, every year there are those few that do get struck and this youngster’s curiosity was getting the best of him.         The diamondback, eyes shining brightly, drew its head back in preparation as it measured the distance.         If snakes thought in words as humans do its thoughts would have been, “Come closer foolish one. Just one more step and I will teach you a most unpleasant lesson, the last lesson you will ever learn.’”         The pup, as if answering the snake’s unspoken suggestion, began to raise his right foreleg, his body already moving forward. When he stopped he would be within striking distance of those deadly fangs.         Then it happened!  There was a blur of movement and the pup was struck with such force he was knocked rolling, yipping in surprise and confusion.         The old dog had followed the pup.  Taking in the situation at a glance he acted. Charging from the side he struck the pup with his shoulder, instantly knocking the young dog out of range of the diamondback’s strike.         The snake struck!         Its mouth agape, fangs erect, it struck hard and fast, passing through the empty space beneath the old dog’s body.         The old dog, rumbling a warning to the pup, led him away from the place as the grandfather diamondback crawled away in the opposite direction.         Soon the two dogs were back with their human. The man was pleased with the two dogs as they ran toward him.   He thought, ‘that pup’s going to be as good a bird dog as his old man!’         The hunt had been a success.  There were quail in the bag and more importantly, the dogs had worked like the champions they were.         Oh yes, and unbeknownst to their human, thanks to the old dog, the pup would be there to hunt another day.         Meanwhile, back in the thicket of scrub oak, and saw palmetto, lying loosely coiled at the mouth of a gopher tortoise burrow is the grandfather diamondback. After its encounter with the dogs, it had happened upon a luckless cottontail rabbit.  The rabbit was not as fortunate as the pup.  The snake lay relaxed, its stomach full.   It would not need to eat again for several days, and tomorrow would be another day.AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, praise you oh mighty God, praise you.  Father, please lead me and guide me through the perils of this life.  Keep me safe from the wiles of that old serpent, known as Satan, or the devil.  I realize that I have placed myself in harms way many times, and you, gracious God that you are, placed yourself between me and great harm, even death.  How many times have you stepped between me and perilous situations I will not know until that great day and you will be able to share with me how you kept me from harm.  Lord, I love you, and I thank you, please stay with me, never leave me.  Thank you almighty God, thank you and praise you, in Jesus’ most holy name I ask it, Amen Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img March 31, 2019 at 9:54 am April 5, 2019 at 11:40 am Reply Great story by the master story teller. The young pup lives to hunt another day thanks to the quick thinking of experience. Socialism is much like the deadly rattlesnake and let’s pray today’s young politicians and voters learn from the plight of the people in the once prospering “burrow” known as Venezuela. If not, we are all in for a very painful experience that could lead to the death of this great country. CSG 14 COMMENTS Great story!It is a reminder of just howGod protects us, even whenwe don’t know we’re in danger!Lord, may we be ever sensitive to your guidance and alwayslearning from our experiences.Thank you for your loving mercyand protection around us each and everyday!AmenThanks Chuck! God bless you! charles towne charles towne Reply Dear CSG, His love is magnificent and each and every day is a reminder that He never ceases watching over each and every one of us even when we are determined to go our own way. You are so very special to Him dear one, and He will never fail to be there for you. Friends and family may drift away But He is and always will be there for you. Bless you dear friend, Chaz I found myself wanting to grab that pup and save it! So glad the ending was a good one for the dogs…sorry for the rabbit! April 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm Reply EJ, The day will come when the complete truth of the matter will be revealed to us and our eyes will be opened and we will be able to see the times when the evil one’s plans have been thwarted by divine intervention, wow! What a day of rejoicing that will be! Thanks pal, many blessings on you and yours, Chaz Please enter your comment! Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleNonprofits that scrimp on overhead aren’t necessarily better than those spending moreNext articleSeafood specials for Lent Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 31, 2019 at 9:15 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply June 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm Reply Reply NH, A life well lived is a great teacher, don’t you believe? Open our eyes Father that we may see and give us open minds and willing hearts that we may bless all. Bless you dear heart, Chaz June 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate NH March 31, 2019 at 9:31 am charles towne Please enter your name here March 31, 2019 at 11:53 pm Reply last_img

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