An eight-foot Australian crocodile has turned orange, causing its keeper to fear for his health.
Seeing the normally green Snappy a bright orange, Tracy Sandstrom, running
Roaming Reptiles, a mobile reptile show, admitted that she was completely freaked out.
“I thought he was really sick. I thought he was dying,” Geelong’s wife said.
However, it appeared that the hostile reptile, which sleeps in a heated bath at night, had eaten away at the water lines and damaged the filter, which caused the pH of the water to rise.
Crocodile experts told Sandstrom that red algae or tannins from fallen leaves that would normally be
remained out of its water had managed to enter, which,
combined with the high pH, made it look like a giant carrot with teeth.
He was assured that Snappy should return to his natural green color.
“There is no change in his behavior, his aggressiveness, his territorialism.
He’s still a really nasty crocodile, ”she said.
“It’s a collector’s item now. Everyone will want one. I should have put
him on eBay.
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