Check out the alligators in the video below! The little pond where they live froze over, so the gators poked their noses through the ice to be able to breathe while they waited for the thaw! It's an incredible survival technique and it looks pretty funny to see these little gator snouts poking out of the ice.

Update: Alligators in Ice!

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Posted by Shallotte River Swamp Park on Sunday, 7 January 2018

They're so tough!

The video was shared by the Shallotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina, an area hit by the "bomb cyclone", causing extreme weather conditions along the Eastern states.

Fortunately, the gators weren't left in the ice for too long. The ice melted and the creatures were able to move around freely once again.

The temperatures recorded in the first week of January in North Carolina were among the lowest in recorded history, going all the way back up to the late 19th century.

As cold-blooded animals, the gators don't really mind frosty temperatures too much, but they do need to breathe, so they adapted to their environment and figured out a way to survive!

The park posted an update video showing the gators alive and well after the thaw.

Update: Thawed Alligators!

The great thaw! Alligators are free!

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Posted by Shallotte River Swamp Park on Tuesday, 9 January 2018