When you’ve got no warm home to retreat to, and no fur or feathers to protect you, sometimes you’ve got to just go with the flow. And for these animals, “going with the flow” means essentially freezing to death in the winter, then coming back to life in the spring. If you left a human outside all winter, we’d definitely freeze, but we sure wouldn’t be coming back in the spring. These animals have found ways around the whole dying part of the process. Some carry anti-freeze in their blood, some take advantage of dehydration, and some keep their noses above water and go for a long nap. How do their bodies function while frozen?
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