Alligators Freeze In Swamp With Noses Above Ice

Alligators Freeze In Swamp With Noses Above Ice

Alligators in North Carolina are getting frozen into their swamps.  According to CBS News, the gators stick their noses out of the frozen swamp water so they can breath.

They can reportedly live in water as low at 40 degrees and when the temperature drops too low for them to be active, they become lethargic.  This wintery phenomenon also happened to gators in North Carolina last year.

The gators' metabolism slows down as they freeze in place for an extended amount of time.  Then, when the swamp thaws, the gators do too.  After they thaw, they go back to normal.

Check out the CBS News video below...

 

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