Thursday 16 August 2018

Watch: Incredible footage shows how alligators survive freezing conditions

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Ever wonder how alligators survive under ice sheets during cold weather?

This video was posted on the Shallotte River Swamp Park Facebook page to show the public how these reptiles survive freezing conditions.

Alligators are known to rise to the surface of the water as it is about to freeze, with their nostrils above the surface.

This allows them to breath as the surface of water freezes over.

Watch the remarkable footage above.

Credit: Shallotte River Swamp Park

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