As winter rolls by, some areas are getting hit with colder-than-usual weather. Because of the dangerously low temperatures, it’s important for everyone to adapt — even animals.
Luckily, alligators have a special instinctual skill that helps keep them alive.
In the video below, we see some alligator residents of Shallotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina. In the footage captured on January 7, 2018, the alligators are acting in a way that most people have never seen before.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the general manager of the park says that the gators seem to instinctively know when the water is going to freeze over.
When they notice this, the reptiles stick their noses up through the surface so they can breathe before their swamp freezes. They then go into a sort of “hibernation mode” that maintains their body temperature under the water. Alligators actually have the ability to regulate their body temperature in all sorts of conditions.
In the video, you can see a few alligators doing this around the park in their frozen swamp. No wonder these animals have been alive for over 30 million years!
What do you think of the gators’ special skills?
Check out these amazing animals in the video below, and please SHARE if you’ve never seen anything quite like this before!
Thumbnail Photo: Facebook / Shallotte River Swamp Park
Footage provided courtesy of WFTS Tampa
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