How alligators survive freezing temperatures

Swamp Park from North Carolina, USA, showed how alligators survive in a frozen pond.

Cold-blooded reptiles can’t produce their own body heat, but in order to survive they are able to reduce ITS temperature and metabolic rate.

Facebook/shallotte River Swamp Park

Looking at photos and video published by Shallotte River Swamp Park, you can see that alligators, in fact, allow the front of the muzzle to freeze just above the surface.

And although it’s hard to believe that reptiles are able to survive in the ice, animal experts say they’re all right.

Facebook/Shallotte River Swamp Park

In extreme cases, they may remain in this state for several days, and after ice melting begin to swim again.

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How alligators survive freezing temperatures

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