Video Of The Week - Snappy, The Orange Crocodile!

By Meera Dolasia on September 26, 2011

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Just a few weeks ago, Snappy an eight-foot long saltwater crocodile, who lives at the Roaming Reptiles center in Melbourne, Australia, used to look just like the rest of the clan - A nice dull green. So you can only imagine how horrified its owner Tracy Sandstrom was when the crocodile began to turn a bright orange!

Fortunately, it turns out that Snappy is not suffering from a rare disease, but simply from its own bad habits. Turns out that the reptile who spends nights in a heated bath, had been gnawing on the water pipes and had managed to destroy the filter.

This in turn, allowed the red algae or tannins from the dried up fallen leaves to seep into his bath water, effectively dyeing him a bright orange. Experts have assured Tracy that Snappy will eventually revert to his normal color - Meanwhile though, it sure has made him a celebrity worldwide!

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  • eggedMonday, March 7, 2016 at 7:26 am
    Awsome I love crocs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Dominic Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:29 am
      The best
      • PINHEADFriday, May 29, 2015 at 11:30 am
        man,that is so wierd
        • SnappyThursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:29 am
          I'm cool
          • athenu
            athenuMonday, May 18, 2015 at 9:55 am
            Really, Just really
          • aphphilippines
            aphphilippinesMonday, February 23, 2015 at 9:57 am
            Look's like he's been swimming in the lake outside of the Skittles Factory. If you know what I mean.
            • diamondkid
              diamondkidSunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm
              Interesting!
              • marykayatplay23
                marykayatplay23Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:47 am
                say what !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ORANGE how about GREEN?
                • bigmelo
                  bigmeloFriday, February 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm
                  As any average hipster would say, 'I think normal-colored crocodiles are way too mainstream.' :)
                  • happypug12
                    happypug12Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:24 am
                    Have you ever seen a photo of an Albino Crocodile, bigmelo?
                    • bigmelo
                      bigmeloSaturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:01 am
                      Wait - there's albino crocodiles? Cool! I guess pretty much any species can be an albino, then. :)
                      • aphphilippines
                        aphphilippinesMonday, February 23, 2015 at 9:59 am
                        Yep. There are even albino people. Example: Prussia from Hetalia.(Thats an anime btw.)
                        • bigmelo
                          bigmeloSaturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:01 am
                          I'm going to look it up!
                    • nikukyu
                      nikukyuFriday, February 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm
                      He is so cute!!! (Not that I would pet him) I think crocs in general look better in orange....But his name should have been Orangie, or Mr.OrangeπŸ˜‚
                      • aphphilippines
                        aphphilippinesMonday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00 am
                        No, his name should have been Orange Crush.XD
                      • anastarling
                        anastarlingThursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:25 am
                        Awesome :D

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