Fall is upon us, kids are back to school, football season is underway and the weather and the leaves are rapidly changing along with the season. So is it odd news that a 8-foot- 2-inch Australian crocodile named Snappy’s skin has turned from green to orange?
News Discovery reported that Snappy’s healthy green color has change to an odd orange hue? Owner of the Roaming Reptiles park Tracy Sandstrom stated that the giant crocodile had recently attacked and ate parts of his water filter which is located inside his enclosure.
“Snappy’s pretty territorial, and he attacked the filter, after a few weeks,I noticed he was turning orange. It doesn’t seem to have affected him at all. He still got a healthy appetite, is normally aggro and is doing everything he always does,” Yahoo New also reported.
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One crocodile expert spoke with the Herald Sun and claimed that the crocodile appears in perfect health, despite his color,”our guess is that something in the water,such as iron,or tannins from leaves is what turned the naturally green reptile to orange.
Snappy is expected to eventually return to his normal color of crocodile green, but for now visitors are enjoying the added splash of fall color at the park.
Zoo goers in town can visit the Cincinnati Zoo this fall to enjoy the animals and the changing seasonal colors, though you won’t see a orange crocodile in Cincinnati, you can view a lot of the normal green/brown along with one of the best animal exhibits in the country.
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