These Carolina gators

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You guys see them gators in Carolina, and how they deal with the ice?

Pretty ingenius especially when you consider where they're from, huh?


The alligators seem to instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, says Howard, who is general manager of the park. They respond by sticking their nose above the surface at just the right moment, allowing the water to freeze around them.

Alligators then enter "a state of brumation, like hibernating." Alligators can regulate their body temperature in all sorts of weather, park officials said, and can essentially remain frozen in place until the ice melts.


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 Nope, never knew that!

 I don’t think the ice around here got that get up to really bother, but it is the first time I’ve ever seen ice on salt water before. And from now on could you refer to them as swamp kittens, please.

 Alligator just sounds so mean...

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That are frogs that do that, too. Not so much sticking their noses out, they just freeze completely every winter and thaw in the spring. Reptiles are pretty cool. 

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