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Alligators make do in frozen zoo enclosure in 'amazing' display of survival

10 January 2018, 01:24 | Kara Nash

Frozen alligators are this winter’s top attraction in North Carolina


The Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina posted an incredible video showing their rescued American Alligators.

Video posted to YouTube shows alligators surviving frigid North Carolina waters by keeping their nostrils above the surface.

American alligators can live in water temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once it becomes warm and the ice melts, the creatures thermoregulate their body temperatures to their regular state.

"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".

The ice hardened around the gators' snouts with their bodies suspended in the water, said Howard.

4 policemen killed in 1st J&K IED blast in 3 years
A local news gathering agency GNS quoting JeM spokesperson claimed that they have attacked the police party in Sopore. Constable Amin is survived by his mother, wife, four-year-old son Tajam-ul-Islam, a brother and three sisters.

Alligators then enter "a state of brumation, like hibernating".

The park's rescued alligators previously have been in captivity and can no longer go back in the wild.

Experts from the Shallotte River Swamp Park explained how it's all possible. But that's no problem, according to the park's accompanying blog post.

Now you know. See ya later, alligator! Turns out they stick their noses through the ice to survive.

A Carolina Coastal Review study suggested the farthest west they might appear would be Richmond County, though none have been recorded living naturally past eastern Scotland County.

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