Warm winter temps confuse reptiles in coastal Ga.

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- Warm winter weather is causing some confusion for reptiles and amphibians in the Golden Isles.

Kimberly Andrews is research coordinator for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island and also works with the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory studying reptile and amphibian conservation. She says the cold-blooded creatures usually rest during the winter, but recent warm weather has lured them out.

She says that for some reptiles that only eat a few times a year, that winter rest is very important for energy conservation. She says that when they come out because of temperatures reaching into the 70s, they use up some energy the need for spring and summer.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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