Orange Alligator Found in S.C.

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2017

An odd orange colored alligator has been spotted at a retention pond at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan, South Carolina.

Some reasons why the gator has "changed" color is that for three to four months a year, alligators go into a hibernation-like state called brumation. During this time they do a lot of digging into mud, covering themselves and being more dormant.

The animal may have become covered in rust from a drainpipe.

Another reason could be a pollutant in the water.

The orange-colored alligator has been nicknamed "Trumpagator".

The Team

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