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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  • hellokitty11771
    hellokitty11771Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm
    nice
    • happypug12
      happypug12Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:35 am
      I think Snappy looks good in orange.
      • ProyoutuberWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:18 am
        That is awesome.
        • NycrommerWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:17 am
          cool croc
          • mrguy7
            mrguy7Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm
            and cool
            • person123Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm
              that's weird..... but cool
              • PritamSaturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm
                WOW that's so cool
                • jaylinWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm
                  I LOVE CROCDILES
                  • ethanWednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:18 am
                    i like colours
                    • headream100
                      headream100Monday, September 30, 2013 at 3:13 am
                      Thank goodness it wasn't a disease! That would have been awful!!

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