How do alligators survive during a cold spurt? Well, we have the answer thanks to a video from an American wildlife park, and it’s super cool!
The Shallotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina in the U.S. lifted the lid on the ancient survival trick when it posted an eerie-looking video of its rescue alligators in ice after last week’s perilous snow storms.
The only part of their bodies protruding from their frozen-over home is their snout, with maybe a few teeth visible. Basically, when the cold truly kicks in, so does prehistoric instinct.
After the water freezes their snouts, and them, in place, the alligators enter “a state of brumation, like hibernating,” according to the park.
They can regulate their body temperature in all sorts of weather, and basically stay frozen in place until the ice melts.
And now you know! How interesting is that? Nature is awesome!