Huffpost Green

Orange Alligator Is A Dye Job, Wildlife Officials Say

Posted: Updated:

VENICE, Fla. — An orange alligator photographed in South Florida is raising questions about its bizarre pigment. Sylvia Mythen snapped the photo of the gator sunning beside a neighborhood canal in Venice.

The picture ran on TV after she shot it Wednesday and caused a buzz.

Experts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have scrutinized the photo and say the color is not genetic. They believe the gator was somehow covered in paint or an orange substance.

___

Information from: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, http://www.herald-trib.com

Around the Web

Orange Alligator Spotted In Sarasota County - Orlando News Story ...

Orange alligator turns heads in Florida neighborhood - WIS News 10 ...

Orange alligator: Experts say gator's color not genetic ...

Orange Alligator Spotted Near Sarasota - Jacksonville News Story ...

Orange Alligator Makes Splash In Florida - Video - WBAL Baltimore

Orange alligator spotted in Sarasota County

orange alligator spotted in florida

Orange Alligator Makes Splash In Florida - Video - WMUR Manchester

From Our Partners