Saturday, December 27, 2008

Albino Alligator?

It's been a heck of a month for oddly-colored animals, and The OddBlog has brought you the story of each as I've become aware of them. And so is the case in Florida's suspected albino alligator, though this one has an ending.

Residents and visitors to Florida's Indian River Mall began reporting an albino alligator in the region earlier in the month. Albino alligators are extremely rare (there are only an estimated 30 in the United States), so authorities checked it out. As they discovered, the alligator is not albino; the discoloration is the result of minerals found in an artesian well nearby.

You can check out pictures of the gator and read the whole story here.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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