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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  • emilyTuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:34 pm
    crocs are cool but this one is way cooler.
    • juvguvugvljhlguWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm
      It is kind of scary but then AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool.
      • eggedMonday, March 7, 2016 at 7:26 am
        Awsome I love crocs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • Dominic Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:29 am
          The best
          • PINHEADFriday, May 29, 2015 at 11:30 am
            man,that is so wierd
            • SnappyThursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:29 am
              I'm cool
              • athenu
                athenuMonday, May 18, 2015 at 9:55 am
                Really, Just really
              • 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
                  • 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!

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