Ever wonder how alligators survive during icy weather?

Amazing survival technique has alligators living through the East Coast cold snap

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

The report also states that the Shallotte River Swamp Park where the video was filmed is a 65-acre sanctuary for "dozens" of rescued alligators in captivity. That's about 200 miles east of Charlotte. That ice formed last week when a massive "bomb cyclone" storm blew up the coastline, bringing record lows. "It just so happened southeastern North Carolina recently had a freeze like none other, so the ice literally froze right around their snouts".

See a video above showing how alligators deal with freezing temperatures.

"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. This is the time of year when they are just hanging out, waiting for it to get warm".

When the temperature drops lower than 40 degrees, as it has across the country in recent days, alligators go in to a hibernation-like state called brumation.

The weird practice is apparently called brumation, a form of hibernation that allows alligators to regulate their body temperatures no matter the weather conditions, according to a report by the Bradenton Herald. This includes two alligators that were used as "guard animals" by N.C. drug dealers.

You don't have to wonder any longer thanks to the folks at the Shallotte River Swamp Park in Brunswick County.

Now you know. See ya later, alligator!

"Obviously, that is not optimal, being frozen like that", he said. But fortunately for them they have quite the tactic to survive the frozen waters.

"It's a survival mechanism", George Howard, the general manager of the park, told local reporters on Tuesday, "They'll go wherever it is warmest".

After nearly being eradicated in the early 20th century, alligators have made a comeback in North Carolina. Experts said they believed the alligators may have been pets released by their former owners.

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