Saturday, January 8, 2011

Orange alligator discovered in Florida neighborhood


Sylvia Mythen of Venice, Fla., couldn’t believe her eyes. As double takes go, this one was a doozy.

From mysuncoast.com:
"When I was coming back from work this morning I passed by, and I thought I saw what I thought I saw, but I had to back up and come and look again." Sylvia Mythen says she barely believed her eyes. "It was indeed an orange alligator." [...]

A biologist told Mythen that the orange gator is extremely rare. So rare in fact that he's never even seen one.

Gary Morse from Florida Fish and Wildlife says, "The official opinion from our alligator experts is that this is alligator is not naturally orange. We believe it's orange from paint, stain, iron oxide or some other element in the environment that has left a coating on the animal, making it appear orange."
We’ll vote for the anomaly. It’s just an orange alligator. Accept it.

Thanks to TreeHugger.com for the tip.

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