‘Gator of a Different Color

– – In the wild, Florida alligators are usually a grayish black on top with a lighter colored belly.  That makes an orange-colored ‘gator discovered in Venice, Florida a bit of a stand-out.

Experts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have analyzed the photos taken of the alligator by a 74-year-old woman and determined that the animal’s coloring is not genetic, suspecting that the coloration comes from mud or something else in the environment. It’s unlikely that the ‘gator is a dye job in light of the creature’s thick skin.

Unless the experts get their hands on the animal itself, definitive answers on reasons for its color will remain elusive.  Until then, see you later alligator!

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4 Comments on “‘Gator of a Different Color”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Maybe it’s a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.


  2. carycomic Says:

    Well, let’s face it: “you are what you eat.”


  3. vulpesffb Says:

    I fear most of all the tiny alligators that bite the wearers of Izod shirts…


  4. carycomic Says:

    “I, Zod?” Isn’t that the title of the autobiography of Superman’s arch-enemy from the Phantom Zone?*

    *Sorry; couldn’t resist. ;-D


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