Another orange alligator surfaces in North Carolina.
There must be something in the Carolina waters right now. For the second time in two weeks, an orange alligator has been sighted according to Myrtle Beach Online.
We first told you about the orange gator near Hanahan, South Carolina a few weeks ago. Now the residents of Calabash, North Carolina, have one of their own, and they’ve named it “Donny” or the “Trump-A-Gator,” an apparent jab at President Donald Trump.
As for what causes the unusual coloring, Josh Zalabak of the South Carolina Aquarium said the odd appearance was likely due to environmental factors.
When the first orange alligator was sighted in South Carolina, there was speculation it may have spent the winter hibernating in a rusty culvert pipe or other area with rust or iron oxide in the water.
The alligator will likely return to a more normal shade when its skin eventually sheds. Whatever the case may be, it definitely makes for a unique photo opportunity. Residents of Hanahan and Calabash definitely have a unique little temporary tourist attraction on their hands right now.