Alligators in North Carolina began to thaw

Alligators, frozen in the ice in a pond in the US state, began to thaw, some already come to the surface.
 
According to the head of the reserve, in which reptiles live, they can adjust themselves to environmental conditions, regulating body temperature and slowing the metabolism. As soon as the weather comes to normal, the animals return to their habitual way of life. According to experts, alligators instinctively know when the pond should freeze, they stick out their nostrils from under the water and freeze, allowing the ice to bind their mouths. In this state of reptiles a thaw is awaiting.