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Old 01-11-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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That was shown here in Florida too. The poor Iguanas are not as fortunate. They drop from trees or whatever they are hiding in from the cold. I didn't see any here on the ground but maybe it didn't get as cold as in NC. Alligators are amazingly resilient!
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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That was shown here in Florida too. The poor Iguanas are not as fortunate. They drop from trees or whatever they are hiding in from the cold. I didn't see any here on the ground but maybe it didn't get as cold as in NC. Alligators are amazingly resilient!

We have anoles and lizards here, salamanders etc. Hope they somehow made it through...
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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We have anoles and lizards here, salamanders etc. Hope they somehow made it through...
I grew up in northern Illinois where winters are always severe. Reptiles and amphibians simply burrow down into soil or mud. They would only be killed if they froze solid. Fish have been found in ice, but they were fine. There are parrots who are feral in New York City, only one species, however, which is native to a temperate climate.

On the other hand, 25% of Wyoming deer perish even in a mild winter. The numbers are similar for many ther mammals. Elk who have frozen are the primary diet of bears in Yellowstone when they come out of hibernation. Yes, I know that it's not true hibernation.

Animals have a hard life.

Note: anoles (sic.) are lizards.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The Twilight Zone
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Studies have shown the northern range of alligators is growing.
Somehow they are adapting to the cooler temps.
Pretty interesting stuff if you're bored and feel like hitting google.
Gators are being found in the wild as far north as Virginia.
Evolution is a pretty cool thing.
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