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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  • Kal9/26/2011
    Whats next, a blue croc! That would be tight!
    • Kal9/26/2011
      Orange isnt my favorite but that croc is better than the brown and green ones!
      • Kal9/26/2011
        What on earth!
        • joebob56
          that croc is crasy cool it is all so my favorite color.Never seen a orange croc
          • jmboy5
            wow this is cool i have never seen a orange croc before B)
            • kevirino
              cool crocdile...its actually my favorite
              • carnival man9/26/2011
                wow! ive seen green and brown crocodiles on tv but not orange! thats just a really cool animal that God made.
                • maccoroni and snezze9/26/2011
                  thats wicked
                  • blaze9/26/2011
                    that is so from my planet!!! i would buy it with my kind of $$$
                    • lam9/26/2011
                      cool like my pool




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