Everybody is all up in arms about the freaky sighting of an orange alligator in Florida. The alligator according to reports has been dubbed “Trumpagator” does not seem to be the first time the area has seen an abnormally colored alligator. It is quite interesting!!
Check out the story as reported by USA Today:
No one seems to know why there’s an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston.
Residents joke the gator used too much self-tanning lotion. Or maybe it’s a fan of the Clemson Tigers, who are known for their orange colors.
Residents living near the pond in Hanahan say they’ve seen the orange or rust-colored alligator a number of times.
Photos show the 4- to 5-foot-long alligator on the banks of a retention pond at the Tanner Plantation neighborhood.
Jay Butfiloski with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says the color may come from where the animal spent the winter, perhaps in a rusty steel culvert pipe.
Experts say the alligator will shed its skin and probably return to a normal shade soon.
Last month, a giant alligator that looks like a dinosaur got Florida residents talking.
Source: USA Today