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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  • SnappyThursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:29 am
    I'm cool
    • 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!
        • djcool123
          djcool123Monday, 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.Orange­čśé
                • 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
                  • snappyFriday, January 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm
                    cool
                    • kittylover101
                      kittylover101Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm
                      cool, that croc really has a sense of style
                      • hellokitty11771
                        hellokitty11771Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm
                        nice

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