North Carolina Alligators Survive Surprise Freeze by Turning Their Noses Into Snorkels -

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...

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