Alligators frozen in place with their snouts above the ice so they can breathe – Video

Second year in a row that this has happened in North Carolina swamp.

25 Jan 2019 – Freezing temperatures triggered at least 18 of the cold-blooded creatures to turn to brumation, a type of temporary hibernation specific to reptiles.

“It’s a survival mechanism that they do in the event they need to breathe. They stick their noses up out of the water, and if it freezes, it will freeze around their snout and still allow them to breathe,” explained George Howard, general manager of Shallotte River Swamp Park.

https://sputniknews.com/environment/201901251071832260-alligators-brumation-during-cold-weather/

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link

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January 27, 2019 at 12:43PM

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