Skip to comments.Crocodile Turns Bright Orange
Posted on 09/25/2011 3:41:34 AM PDT by rawhide
Orange is the new green in crocodile style this season.
Snappy, an 8-foot-2-inch crocodile, is sporting haute-couture orange skin and he's looking fabulous and feeling fine!
But it's not really a fashion statement. It's a result of attacking the water filter of his enclosure at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Australia.
"Snappy's pretty territorial and he attacked the filter one day, and a few weeks after that, I noticed he was orange," said owner Tracey Sandstrom in an interview with the Herald Sun.
"It doesn't seem to have affected him at all. He's still got a healthy appetite, is normally aggro and doing everything he always does," said Sandstrom.
A crocodile expert interviewed by the Herald Sun said he believes the croc is in perfect health despite his outrageous new look.
"Our guess is that it is something in the water such as iron or tannins from leaves or some red algae, that oxidises when it dries," Webb said.
Snappy is expected to go back to his normal color eventually.
It seems absolutely fabulous new colors are all the rage in the animal kingdom. Discovery News recently reported on glow-in-the-dark cats.
I have been told it was because when she was being born the placenta rubbed against her skin, making her a light green.
Pretty cool, even though it only lasted a few weeks.
BTW, she was born on St. Patrick's Day.
A similar thing happened to our all-white cat; she had a encounter with a skunk; gave her a tomato juice bath; her fur turned pinkish-orange. She didn't think it was as funny as we did.
Something to see when you go there, now if they could just have more accidents and have red, white and blue ones.
He attacked his water filter? Crocodiles - 8 foot of mean and stupid.
He just a #20 Home Depot NASCAR Fan . . .
Snappy would make a nice pair of western boots.
He would make a nice pair of Harley boots. Orange and Black are the harley colors.
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