Alligators living at the Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, have adapted to the state's unusual weather by poking their noses through the ice to survive.
"It's a survival mechanism," said George Howard, the general manager of the park. "They'll go wherever it is...
For cold-blooded creatures that often spend hours basking in the sun to stay warm, alligators are impressive winter warriors when they need to be.
As the cities of the Carolinas shut down in the face of the recent “Bomb Cyclone,” the gators of The Swamp Park in Ocean Isle, North Carolina, just took a nap.
According to The Washington Post, the superstorm that blew through the Northeast caused the pond the alligators call home to freeze over for the first time in the alligator reserve’s two-year...
A North Carolina “swamp park” has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The cold-blooded devils essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park. … Click to Continue