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
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 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