Alligators can survive in frozen water of North Carolina, sticking the nostrils to the surface

Alligators can survive in frozen water of North Carolina, sticking the nostrils to the surface

A strange sight can be seen in the Shallotte River Swamp Park January 8: local American alligators under the water, stuck their noses to the surface.

Shallotte River Swamp Park has published on YouTube a video in which shows how alligators adapt to weather conditions.

The video shows how in conditions of slush and frozen water crocodiles from the Park in Ocean Isle Beach and draw out the part of the muzzle to the surface.

The temperature in Ocean Isle Beach park Monday, January 8 was kept at 40° Fahrenheit (approximately 5° degrees Celsius), rising to almost 60° (19°) degrees by Tuesday, January 9th.

Alligators rely on the warmth of the sunlight to their body worked, without this metabolism starts and the body’s processes are suspended.

When the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, these crocodiles fall into a state similar to hibernation, called brumalia. The condition of the animals at this point, like lethargy, they breathe much less, and metabolism are almost absent.

The alligators stick their nostrils in order to breathe, and then fall again to 24 hours in cold water.

Alligators have long been in captivity, and return to the wild now I can not.

In addition to the crocodiles, in the United States can still be seen in hibernation animals such as tree frogs, snails, turtles, snakes, bees, skunks, and even ladybugs.

Last going whole hundreds and thousands finding ways to keep warm and to survive bad weather conditions.

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