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Amazing Survival Tactics Made Frozen Alligators Survive the Winter Blast

They hate the freezing cold as much as we do.

Most creatures, human or not, will surely perish in extreme frozen conditions. Case in point, you would definitely NOT expect alligators to survive being frozen in a icy pond. Surprisingly, however, these alligators in Shalotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina did. They avoided being frozen to death, thanks to awesome survival tactics.

A video showed these alligators with their snouts sticking out of the frozen pound. They look dead at first glance, but according to the park’s manager, they were actually alive and well.

A cold front surrounding most of the Eastern U.S. last week cause the pond to a deep freeze.

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Park general manager George Howard said:

“They can sense temperature changes and will stick their noses out of the water to breathe,” “It just so happened southeastern North Carolina recently had a freeze like none other, so the ice literally froze right around their snouts.”

Howard further explained that alligators, as cold-blooded as they are, hate subfreezing temperatures just like us warm-blooded beings.

Thankfully, they are gifted with survival skills. If they don’t keep their snouts above water, they will die in about 24 hours.

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He added that when alligators go into a state of dormancy called torpor when their bodies are on ice. This slows their metabolism considerably. They don’t go into deep sleep, unlike mammals, who hibernate during the cold.

“In that state, they are still alive, still moving, but very lethargic,” said Howard.


This doesn’t mean that alligators can stay in the ice indefinitely. He added:

“Obviously, that is not optimal, being frozen like that. I can’t imagine it being very good for them if it was much over a week in cold water. That’s why you don’t see indigenous alligators north of North Carolina. Their bodies like the warmth.”

Don’t worry, the alligators are safe now, as temperatures at the park are starting to warm up.

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“It’s 65 degrees here today and the waters have melted. They’re out and doing their happy dance,” Howard said.

Watch the video to see the alligators in the pond:

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The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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“If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn,” said the dog’s owner.

Pit bulls may look like the aggressive type but in reality, they can be among the most loving, loyal, and friendly dogs you can ever have. On top of that, they can even save your life.

Take it from this family who was recently alerted by their pet dog from a fire. Because of the pit bull puppy’s actions, no one was hurt from what could have been a very tragic blaze.

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