Orange is the New Green
For the second time in a month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that some residents of a Calabash, North Carolina, neighborhood have named the pumpkin-colored alligator “Donny.”
Earlier this month, residents joked that an orange alligator that turned up in a pond near Charleston had used too much self-tanning lotion. Jay Butfiloski with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said the color may have come from where the animal spent the winter, perhaps in a rusty steel culvert pipe.
Experts say alligators shed their skin and will likely return to a normal shade soon. But until then, for Donny, orange is the new green.