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White alligator awes zoo visitors

Posted on Saturday, 5 November, 2005 | Comment icon 10 comments


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"Carrie Beletz took a step forward as a 4½-foot white alligator approached her through mucky water."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Welsh Shaun on 5 November, 2005, 12:15
Looks unreal. Love to see it for myself. But why are they more prevalent in that particular area?
Comment icon #2 Posted by darkknight on 5 November, 2005, 12:24
well thats a first (captured) looks weird...but why only Southeastern United States and not else where.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nadal on 5 November, 2005, 13:12
I think they said he was Arizona's first White Alligator exhibit, not that they're native there.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Welsh Shaun on 5 November, 2005, 13:14
"Only a handful of white alligators exist in the world and are usually found throughout the Southeastern United States".
Comment icon #5 Posted by Seraphina on 5 November, 2005, 13:37
Probably because, as far as alligator population goes, that's the place where there's the most contact between humans and alligators.
Comment icon #6 Posted by darkknight on 5 November, 2005, 13:56
Probably because, as far as alligator population goes, that's the place where there's the most contact between humans and alligators. you mean human pollution is greater....
Comment icon #7 Posted by Seraphina on 5 November, 2005, 13:58
No...being albino is a naturally occuring anomaly. The fact that most albino alligators have been found in that area doesn't mean that human pollution is increasing their numbers, it just means there's a greater number of humans to stumble on them. It doesn't actually mean there are more albino alligators there than there are anywhere else.
Comment icon #8 Posted by darkknight on 5 November, 2005, 14:12
No...being albino is a naturally occuring anomaly. The fact that most albino alligators have been found in that area doesn't mean that human pollution is increasing their numbers, it just means there's a greater number of humans to stumble on them. It doesn't actually mean there are more albino alligators there than there are anywhere else. interesting... speaking of else where...any such case recorded.
Comment icon #9 Posted by smallpackage on 5 November, 2005, 14:15
"Only a handful of white alligators exist in the world and are usually found throughout the Southeastern United States". The Philadelphia zoo has had one for years. Don't know its whereabouts now though.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Steve-0 on 6 November, 2005, 2:34
I don't find this all that interesting, there are tons of albino animals ( the number of albino reptiles are staggering alone).


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