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Orange Alligator, aka 'Trumpagator,' Spotted in SC

Orange Alligator, aka 'Trumpagator,' Spotted in SC

Alligators, except those of the Gainesville, Florida variety, aren't usually a deep orange color.

An alligator with bright orange skin has been spotted in SC, puzzling locals and inspiring the nickname "Trumpagator".

"I guess he used too much self tanner?!?!" said another.

A picture posted to a group on Facebook shows an alligator lying on the banks of a retention pond at the Tanner Plantation neighborhood. Oddly enough, no one is sure why, but they've had plenty to say about it.

State Department of Natural Resources officials told WCSC, a Greenville news station, that the orange color could represent where the reptile has been living during the winter months, possibly somewhere with rust.

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"It would not be a new species, just a genetic anomaly if it were naturally orange", he said.

According to herpetologist Josh Zalabak, the gator's skin tone is likely the result of an environmental mishap.

Locals have nicknamed the vermilion reptile "Rusty" or the "Trump-a-gator".

Clemson won their first National Championship since 1981 and bandwagon fans have been coming out everywhere with their support of the Tigers including THE POND.

Thankfully the orange skin may be temporary, as experts say the alligator will shed its skin and probably return to its normal colour soon.


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