No one knew exactly where the alligator came from, but wherever it was, it probably contributed to its unusual colors. Alligators don’t naturally turn orange, but environmental influences can change their skin to that color.
Now, another orange alligator has appeared, this one in North Carolina. Myrtle Beach Online reports that in Calabash, North Carolina, residents have spotted another orange alligator, who they have named, inexplicably, Donny.
So far there’s no indication that the two alligators are connected in any way, but since it is rare to come across an orange alligator, it’s easy to imagine these two were hanging out together in the wrong neighborhood. Eventually, they’ll shed their orange skin and return to normal alligator color.