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How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: hal
Date: January 09, 2018 01:44PM
They allow themselves to be frozen in the water with their nostrils sticking out of the ice.

here's the video: [www.youtube.com]

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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 09, 2018 01:54PM
......they had this story on my local news.......they 'hibernate' but stick nostrils out so they can breathe [ it is called brumation ]......in case they are frozen.......



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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 09, 2018 01:57PM
A lot of lizards have fallen out of trees and bushes in Florida due to being cold/frozen. They can generally survive as long as they can still breathe and aren't seriously injured. I guess it's a benefit of being cold blooded.

I think they will die if it gets too cold but I don't know what that temperature is right off.



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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 09, 2018 02:16PM
Convergent evolution?

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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 09, 2018 02:27PM
[www.npr.org]

"in Central America, iguana is a delicacy. It's something - they're actually farmed for food. So this gentleman just thought, wow, I just have a bunch of protein here. He's on Key Biscayne. He's sort of picking up all these iguanas that appear to be dead on the road that had fallen out of trees. They turned gray and were not moving at all and very cold to the touch.
And he put them into his vehicle. He's loading them up like he was stocking up for a big barbecue. When they went back into the vehicle, the vehicle warmed up, and those iguanas started coming back to life. And all of a sudden, they started getting up and running around in the car, and it caused an accident."
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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 09, 2018 03:05PM
....they may need help......gator....aid.......



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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 09, 2018 03:09PM
In Puerto Rico Iguanas are an invasive species and they're completely out of control. There are now outfits leading Iguana hunts using air rifles. If you're into hunting and environmentalism this is a win/win. There are similar hunts being organized in Florida as well.

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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: billb
Date: January 09, 2018 03:10PM
Sounds more like a necessary genetic survival technique rather than an "allowance".



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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 09, 2018 04:01PM
Iguana be sedated...



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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 09, 2018 04:29PM
And turtles survive via butt breathing smiling smiley

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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 09, 2018 05:43PM
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jdc
Iguana be sedated...

Nicely done! smiley-rpg028
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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 09, 2018 06:11PM
Warm 'em up by a fire.





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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 09, 2018 06:22PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Warm 'em up by a fire.


NICE. BBQed iguana.

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Re: How do gators survive in frozen ponds? It's weird and creepy
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 09, 2018 07:36PM
I IMMEDIATELY knew what that was. Man, I'm getting old. So old, I knew Ann Wilson from Heart when she was young and skinny!
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