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2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

4 months 5 days 15 hours ago February 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 Tuesday, February 21 2017 February 21, 2017 9:09 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: The Sun News

CALABASH - For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Tuesday 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.

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