In a small South Carolina town a unique orange coloured alligator has become a local attraction for the masses and of course the biologist. The amazing reptile about 4.5 feet long is named as “Trumpogator” due to it’s coincidental appearance with Presidential oath taking ceremony.
it’s a rusty, clay, sweet-potato color, and no one is sure why. But one thing is for certain— it doesn’t have an alligator’s typical color.
The little gator, reportedly about 4.5 feet long, lives in a pond in Hanahan, South Carolina.
Local media has reported that a post on Facebook about the strangely-colored animal has gotten plenty of attention, with one person commenting that the orange-ish animal was a “Trumpagator.”
And a local resident told the paper, after photographing the reptile: “"I just thought, what the hell is that?"
It's unclear why the gator has the strange, Doritos-like color, although one expert speculated its non-natural color could be due to an “environmental factor,” like a pollutant or algae.