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Megapixels: This swamp is full of frozen gator snouts
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:38:18 PM »
Megapixels: This swamp is full of frozen gator snouts

But don't worry, they're just fine.
By Rachel Feltman Yesterday at 4:22pm
 

If you’re a human, you deal with especially chilly days by bundling up in a hat, coat, and scarf. If you’re an alligator, you dip under the water and embrace the freeze.
 
Above, you can see some of the reptilian residents of Shallotte River Swamp Park all tucked in for a wintery nap. The North Carolina park saw similar behavior last year, when temperatures dipped below freezing and General Manager George Howard noticed what he thought were the offshoots of cypress tree roots jutting out of the ice. In fact, the swamp’s alligators had poked their snouts up above the water just as the surface froze over, which allowed them to access an oxygen supply while the cold water eased their bodies into a deep snooze.

https://www.popsci.com/megapixels-frozen-alligator-north-carolina
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