The United States of America is currently suffering through plunging temperatures as a result of a “bomb cyclone” storm sweeping through the country.
In North Carolina, swamp land containing alligators has frozen over – sealing the ancient creatures in place with only their noses sticking up above the ice.
The dramatic survival technique was captured and explained in a series of Facebook posts from Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.
The park points out that because the alligators are cold-blooded, they can essentially let themselves be frozen in place and draw breath through their exposed nose.
Park officials say the creatures seem to instinctively know when the temperature is about to drop and are able to put their noses out of the water just before it freezes around them.
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