Alligators seen frozen in North Carolina pond with snouts above water to survive record low temperatures
Those visiting frozen swamps in North Carolina a few days ago would have seen a very strange sight - alligator snouts poking out of the icy ponds, with their bodies frozen below.
Alligators at The Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, had a chance to thaw out and sun themselves after temperatures rose above freezing on January 9. The American alligators survived the freeze by staying in the water with their snouts sticking out. The park wrote in a blog post on Saturday that the cold-blooded gators could endure temperatures by slowing their metabolism in a hibernation-like process called brumation. … Click to Continue
A video shows what happens when alligators get stuck in frozen water because of icy weather conditions. The reptiles are able to breathe by keeping their nostrils in the air