I don’t have many personal rules, but a big one is that under no circumstances will I fuck around with crocodiles, sharks, spiders or snakes or anything else that has the capacity to kill me.
It’s my personal belief that we should look to avoid animals that have been around for so long that they’ve evolved into the perfect predator, and for bloody good reason too.
Just have a gander at this video that was uploaded by Shallotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina which demonstrates how insanely freaking terrifying these animals actually are.
Apparently, the cold-blooded gators can endure these tough temperatures by slowing down their metabolism in a hibernation-like process called brumation. They essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their mouths above the water.
To prove that the animals survived, the park went back a couple of days later to provide an update. After climbing into the enclosure and checking a couple of specimens, it was confirmed that Alligators are indeed absolutely fucking horrifying.
In the video, Shallotte Park General Manager George Howard reckons that the Gators are starting to get a little grumpy.
“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.”
All 12 of the park’s alligators survived the thawing.
Source: Charlotte Observer
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