For A Crocodile, He's Awfully Orange

Sep 28, 2011
Originally published on September 28, 2011 8:11 am
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DAVID GREENE, host: Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Maybe Snappy the crocodile was doing a magic trick. Maybe he was just hungry. For whatever reason, an eight-foot long crocodile in Australia decided to eat the filter in his water tank. And then things got weird. The animal turned bright orange - his whole body. The photos are freaky. Snappy belongs to Tracey Sandstrom, owner of Roaming Reptiles. She thinks the filter changed Snappy's pH levels. Otherwise, she says, he's fine, save for his new look. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.