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North Carolina’s famous “alligators on ice” have thawed out of their frozen pond, now that temperatures are above freezing.

A video posted earlier this week of the alligators frozen in place with only their snouts above the ice got hundreds of thousands of views across the world, and raised questions about how the alligators survive.

A North Carolina “swamp park” has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The cold blooded devils essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle, about 200 miles east of Charlotte.

Well, they definitely survived. To prove it, Shallottee River Swamp Park posted a follow up to its original video that shows the alligators sunbathing in brisk 62 degree temperatures.

Shallotte Park General Manager George Howard illustrated their status by actually climbing into the enclosure with the dozen alligators. And he narrates the video while holding an alligator’s mouth shut with one hand.

“These alligators (were) obviously in the ice the other day,” Howard says, while trying to hold the alligator down. “We just want to make sure he’s good to go. He’s fighting me, so I know he’s doing good. You hear him hissing? Wow. He’s not real happy with me.”

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