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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  • char120
    char120Monday, September 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    • dudeMonday, September 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm
      that is so simple
      • arielMonday, September 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm
        thats rocken awesome its ORANGE!!!!!!!!!
        • I commentedMonday, September 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm
          Love it!
          • lillybearboo
            lillybearbooMonday, September 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm
            So interesting!
            • borntoswim
              borntoswimMonday, September 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm
              that is so funny LOL! he looks like a carrot ha ha
              • KalMonday, September 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm
                Whats next, a blue croc! That would be tight!
                • KalMonday, September 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm
                  Orange isnt my favorite but that croc is better than the brown and green ones!
                  • KalMonday, September 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm
                    What on earth!
                    • joebob56
                      joebob56Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm
                      that croc is crasy cool it is all so my favorite color.Never seen a orange croc




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