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Alligators use bizarre and creepy ancient ritual to survive NCs arctic blast
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8 Jan 2018 | MARK PRICE

Posted on 01/09/2018 5:34:05 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT

A North Carolina swamp park has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond, and it’s both creepy and bizarre...

...The alligators seem to instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, says Howard, who is general manager of the park. They respond by sticking their nose above the surface at just the right moment, allowing the water to freeze around them.... Alligators then enter “a state of brumation, like hibernating.” Alligators can regulate their body temperature in all sorts of weather, park officials said, and can essentially remain frozen in place until the ice melts.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alligators; cold; dsj02; gators; reptiles; winter
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A collection of cold crocodiles!

Yes, I know but no alliteration with alligator.

1 posted on 01/09/2018 5:34:05 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

How ‘bout “chillin’ crocodilians”?


2 posted on 01/09/2018 5:36:33 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: DUMBGRUNT; All

The Democrats are considering adopting the (frozen) alligator as their mascot for the next fifty years.


3 posted on 01/09/2018 5:37:16 PM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

An alligator refrigerator.


4 posted on 01/09/2018 5:46:24 PM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Jes’ knock ‘em in the head wif a stump.


5 posted on 01/09/2018 5:55:08 PM PST by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: mozarky2

How ‘bout “chillin’ crocodilians”?

Yes better.

But still, the critters are alligators.

Arctic alligators?


6 posted on 01/09/2018 5:55:24 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Our semi-pro hockey team here in Lafayette Louisiana was called the, “Ice-gators” :)


7 posted on 01/09/2018 5:58:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: QBFimi

Worked well for Amos Moses!
And he’d just use one hand
That’s all he got left ‘cause an alligator bit it.


8 posted on 01/09/2018 5:58:32 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Get some tubes of silicone and fill their nostrils.


9 posted on 01/09/2018 6:00:12 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: DUMBGRUNT

You can sure get lost in a Louisiana bayou.

L


10 posted on 01/09/2018 6:02:48 PM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: mozarky2

Who make great vaudevillians.


11 posted on 01/09/2018 6:09:07 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: bk1000

Refrigator.


12 posted on 01/09/2018 6:16:01 PM PST by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: Lurker

About forty-five minutes southeast of Thibodaux, Louisiana.

You think that sheriff would know the address?

Must have run out of breadcrumbs or something?


13 posted on 01/09/2018 6:17:02 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Refrigerated reptiles.


14 posted on 01/09/2018 6:49:55 PM PST by Hugin (Conservatism without Nationalism is a fraud.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

When animals do things to survive (or build a nest-which I find absolutely fascinating), am I the only one who thinks they are just obeying God since they are not fallen? They are under a curse (since the flood), and the donkey spoke in the Old Testament. Just wondering.


15 posted on 01/09/2018 6:52:33 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I thought maybe they were having Gore-Mann Kabob.

Direct link to video: https://www.facebook.com/shallotteriverswamppark/videos/768604326672879/


16 posted on 01/09/2018 6:56:49 PM PST by Swirl
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I see a SyFy movie for 2018 coming soon.

Yeah, I know. They’ve already done the ice-road gator thing.


17 posted on 01/09/2018 7:00:50 PM PST by adorno
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I think Snapper Turtles do the same thing here in Delaware. Used to be a “progger” when I was a kid. in early Spring I would walk out in the marsh and I could find their heads sticking up. I’d dig em up and sell them to the local restaurants for Snapper Soup.


18 posted on 01/09/2018 7:19:03 PM PST by deweyfrank (Nobody's Perfect)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Heh. Some DUMBGRUNT......made me hit the dictionary!

Semper Fi, Mac!


19 posted on 01/09/2018 7:25:11 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

How about the snakes in the Florida? Has it been cold enough there to kill them? I have heard that sixty degrees F. kills them.


20 posted on 01/09/2018 7:26:56 PM PST by Bellflower (Who dares believe Jesus?)
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