Alligators Have The Most Bizarre Way Of Surviving In A Frozen Pond

Alligators Have The Most Bizarre Way Of Surviving In A Frozen Pond

As families across the country do everything they can to keep loved ones and their pets warm during the harsh winter weather, a group of alligators in Brunswick County is using a unique technique to survive the frozen outdoors.

These American Alligators at "The Swamp Park" in Ocean Isle, NC are doing just that.

Alligators can regulate their temperature so they can remain frozen in place until the ice melts.

The animals are experiencing brumation, a process cold-blooded animals go through that lowers their metabolism so they can survive cold climates, similar to warm-blooded mammals' hibernation.

Ever wonder what happens to alligators when the water they are in freezes?

The temperature at Ocean Isle Beach was in the mid-40s Monday evening and mild temperatures return to the forecast on Tuesday with a high of around 60 degrees.

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'Just hanging out in the water, ' said the narrator of the video.

In the video, alligators can be seen literally frozen inside a pond.

"I looked around and I was like 'hmmm what is that poking up out of the water?' They nearly look like cypress trees a little bit from afar". And then I realized as I saw some teeth that, oh my gosh, these guys are poking their heads up out of the water.

"It's not a concern whatsoever", he said. He just wants to make them more comfortable while they wait out the cold.

All of the alligators in the park have been rescued from captivity and therefore can not go back to the wild.

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