Despite this ingenious survival instinct, Howard said gators can't stay in icy water indefinitely.
In a rarely seen occurrence, video released on Monday showed alligators trying to stay alive in a frozen North Carolina pond by sticking their snouts through the ice.
Alligators get a nose up on icy conditions
"Pretty good reason why they have been around this long for millions of years", he says, and added they are doing well. "Pretty fantastic. ... This is the time of year when they are just hanging out and waiting for it to get warm". Their metabolism slows down in the cold conditions and they go into a lethargic state.
The reptiles will then drop down to the bottom of a body of water, where they can hold their breath for up to 24 hours.
The gators are able to sense the moment when the water is going to freeze, at which point they stick their noses out and allow the surface to freeze around them, as if that were only a minor inconvenience. According to experts, it's not likely the animal will react in such a situation, at least not while the water was still frozen around it. The residents of a North Carolina city have had the change of witnessing a breathtaking display of biological prestidigitation - frozen alligators.
Later during the auction, DiCaprio bid $80,000 on a painting by artist Josh Smith but was outbid by Clarke for $90,000. Of course, the event was all for charity, with proceeds going towards the J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations.
The Bills' Cinderella story continues into the playoffs with an AFC wild-card matchup with the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Coach Sean McDermott said there is a "chance" McCoy could play after he was carted off the field in Miami.
The Mate 10 Pro could have been the first flagship device from the company to be available through network operators in the US. USA customers need a better choice, and as a leader in technology and innovation, Huawei is prepared to fill this need".
Acer will provide a remote and game controller to take full advantage of all the games and features that Nvidia Shield provides. The Shield functionality which was previously only available as a separate box optimizes the display for broader application.
Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China's east coast on Saturday evening. State media reports that China dispatched several vessels to search for and rescue crew members as the vessel burned.
Carolina needs skill-position players, and its offensive line left Newton to pick himself up far too many times this year. Rivera is receiving the vote of confidence just a day before taking on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card game.
Yet while Ball's fancy playmaking opened the most eyes, Josh Hart was just as valuable by starting and finishing multiple breaks. It erodes the trust that we built with ESPN , and our coaches are upset. "I'll play for anybody", Lonzo told reporters Sunday.
Maybe-maybe-there was a chance that we would, for at least a couple minutes, stop paying attention to Donald Trump . But President Trump isn't one to be overshadowed, so he's getting in on the awards show action himself.
I'll Sign Any Immigration Bill Congress Sends Me
President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with key lawmakers on immigration policies, but no breakthrough appeared imminent on how to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from being deported.
GeForce Experience Gets New Freestyle, Ansel Features
It also adds support for NVIDIA Freestyle which lets you apply post-processing filters to your games while you play. Ansel has refreshed Photo Mode controls, eight new filters and the ability to combine multiple filters.
Packers hiring Brian Gutekunst as general manager
The Green Bay Packers will continue interviews with top internal candidates to replace general manager Ted Thompson on Friday. He spent a year as a scouting assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs, then returned to the Packers as a college scout.
Bannon praises Trump's son in statement
Tapper responded that that "wasn't true", and he had a lot of questions about immigration, and accused Miller of "filibustering". Miller replied that Bannon's role "has been greatly exaggerated, whereas the president hasn't gotten the due that he deserves".
Astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon twice, dies
Crippen said in 2004. "Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer", Robert Lightfoot, NASA administrator, said in a statement . On Apollo 10 , in May 1969, Nasa performed what it called "a full dress rehearsal" for landing men on the moon two months later.