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Crocodile Turns Bright Orange
news,discovery.com ^ | Sep 24, 2011 | Tim Wall

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.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: crocidile; crocodile; orange

1 posted on 09/25/2011 3:41:39 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

So much for camouflage.


2 posted on 09/25/2011 3:52:00 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: R. Scott; rawhide

Nevermind the camo.

$64,000 question; if “Snappy”’s hide were taken at this point, would it stay orange, I wonder.

Handbag designers want to know...


3 posted on 09/25/2011 3:54:58 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: rawhide

Ready for Halloween.


4 posted on 09/25/2011 3:56:02 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: rawhide

Why it is ‘evolution’ right before our very eyes...


5 posted on 09/25/2011 3:56:33 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: rawhide

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! What a great pair of boots!


6 posted on 09/25/2011 3:56:53 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: sinanju

Good one;) Ha Ha.


7 posted on 09/25/2011 3:56:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: rawhide

If I have to wear orange while hunting, so should all Crocodiles!!!!!


8 posted on 09/25/2011 4:06:04 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: rawhide

9 posted on 09/25/2011 4:18:41 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rawhide

He just needs to cut back on the sweet potatoes and pumpkins.


10 posted on 09/25/2011 4:21:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: sinanju

I will order a bag and a pair of boots right now!


11 posted on 09/25/2011 4:25:07 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: ETL

“Snappy” is all the rage this fall!


12 posted on 09/25/2011 4:26:33 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (What came first, capitalism or a road?)
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To: rawhide

Soon ABC will recruit him for “Dancing with the Reptiles”


13 posted on 09/25/2011 4:28:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Gator Nation! (University of Florida colors Orange and Blue)


14 posted on 09/25/2011 4:33:14 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: F15Eagle

...claining that he was actually orange from birth and was just wanting to tell the world...


15 posted on 09/25/2011 4:35:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Just mythoughts
"Why it is ‘evolution’ right before our very eyes..."

And more proof of global warming caused by evil capitalists !

16 posted on 09/25/2011 4:40:33 AM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: labette
And more proof of global warming caused by evil capitalists !

Ah, I had forgotten TOE's step-children, the warmists. Now both 'survive' off capitalists, they just have not figured out how to 'create' capital.

17 posted on 09/25/2011 4:46:02 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: F15Eagle

Whoops claiming - dang typo


18 posted on 09/25/2011 4:48:01 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rawhide

Snappy looks......well, snappy in orange. But who would want an orange pair of shoes?


19 posted on 09/25/2011 4:49:26 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: sinanju

Get out of my head.

;]


20 posted on 09/25/2011 5:12:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: rawhide

Not guilty!


21 posted on 09/25/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: rawhide
My pup, Patsy, was born green.

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.

22 posted on 09/25/2011 5:18:46 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: rawhide
Great find, rawhide!

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.


23 posted on 09/25/2011 5:25:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: rawhide

Something to see when you go there, now if they could just have more accidents and have red, white and blue ones.


24 posted on 09/25/2011 5:34:55 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: rawhide

He attacked his water filter? Crocodiles - 8 foot of mean and stupid.


25 posted on 09/25/2011 5:43:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rawhide

He just a #20 Home Depot NASCAR Fan . . .


26 posted on 09/25/2011 5:49:07 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: R. Scott

Snappy would make a nice pair of western boots.


27 posted on 09/25/2011 7:52:49 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Rappini

He would make a nice pair of Harley boots. Orange and Black are the harley colors.


28 posted on 09/25/2011 8:10:33 AM PDT by CONSERVE
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