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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  • what is upTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    i thought it was forever orange but coooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • alianTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm
      coooooooooooool
      • Ryansab33stTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:50 am
        cool
        • alienTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:12 am
          awsome orange
          • alienTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:11 am
            sup
            • LEGITxDaViDTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:05 am
              WOW amazing
              • antunes
                antunesTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:24 am
                That was the orange crocodile! The people have it like a pet and they thought it was going to die.
                • xXxAdamxXxTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:33 am
                  Nice, If i could make him rainbow collors how awesome would that be
                  • bobbyTuesday, September 27, 2011 at 4:49 am
                    nice colors
                    • bananna boyMonday, September 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm
                      awesome

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