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Officials: White Alligator Is Not Rare Albino

Animals  (tags: florida, wildlife, wild animals, reptile, alligator, white, endangered, habitat, humans, protection )

- 3466 days ago -
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Animal control officials say a white alligator seen resting at a subdivision along Florida's Atlantic coast is not a rare albino alligator. Rather, the 300-pound, 10-foot-long adult alligator, gets its color from a coating of white m

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Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 4:35 pm
I wonder what his relatives in Africa will think of his white coating....

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 8:58 pm
Well this article seems full of bull to me...he is white because he swims in UNTREATED water...but officials say it isn't harmful to his health. Oh really, so why isn't he his normal color? If I swam in untreated water and I turned green then I suppose everything would be just fine with me too!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 10:12 pm
How about this? Unbelievable.

Margaret Neal (4)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 10:48 pm
As a former resident of Vero Beach (aka Zero Beach), I can truthfully say I've never seen a white gator. However, I CAN say that artesian wells (which tap into the aquafer) are the source of drinking water for most areas in FL. Looks to me like he's been painted. Caveat emptor. Is it April Fools Day already?

Nikolas K (94)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 10:55 pm
This story is suspect to say the least. Chemical in water not harmful ??? untreated water??? this story is raising more questions than it answers. Animal control officials and others who are paid to protect these creatures have questions to answer. If what they say is true why only one creature is affected???

De L (321)
Sunday December 28, 2008, 8:47 am
This gator looks like he's been painted. There would be other sightings of other white animals and not harmful??? Looks like the animal control officials need to get off their butts and start doing a little more water treatment analysis or something!!!
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