Over the past few weeks the weather has been fairly extreme, especially in the South Eastern United States with snowfall in Florida, South and North Carolina. Well these areas are typically gator country and this particular ‘swamp park’ that takes care of rescued alligators caught a very unique evolutionary phenomenon. Alligators actually know exactly what to do when their habitat freezes over as you can see from the video they are frozen alive in their pond with their snouts sticking out of the water, just enough so they could still breathe.
Alligators in Ice!
This video immediately went viral, one of the park managers explained that gators have an uncanny ability to know just when the water is about to freeze—wiggling themselves into position to survive when it turns to ice. They stay that way, shutting their bodies down, until warmer weather comes through. Here’s a follow up video.