The Ice Crocodile

Sure LOOKS like a crocodilian, doesn’t it. Just below the surface, swimming along, ice accumulated on the bony ridges of its back. Only crocodiles and alligators are coldblooded. They can’t really move when it gets that cold—“that” cold in this case being cold enough for ice to form. In point of fact they aren’t supposed to be able to even SURVIVE at such low temperatures. But that sure LOOKS like a croc or a gator, doesn’t it? Watch the video and see for yourself. Somebody needs to tell Weather Channel meteorologist Ari Sarsalari that crocodilians aren’t equivalent to sea monsters, though, or to the Loch Ness Monster, or to anything supernatural. Crocs and alligators are real, known animals. As to how one could survive in such a frigid location, well…

The Tennessee River had a beaver problem in years past. TVA’s solution was to bring in alligators and turn them loose. They’d eat all the beavers, then the cold Alabama winters would finish them off. A decent plan, except the alligators turned out to be more hardy than anticipated. There is now a small but undeniably REAL breeding population of alligators in the backwaters of the Tennessee River. See, Ari? Nothing supernatural about it. Just tougher-than-expected gators.

But that video CLEARLY shows a crocodilian coated with ice.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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