Sunday, May 13, 2007

Albino Gator Update

Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the link.

iWon News - Rare Albino Gator on Display in Tenn.: "KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This white alligator has it made in the shade. A rare albino alligator on loan to the Knoxville Zoo spent one recent afternoon basking under a heat lamp beside a warm pool with one claw lazily dipped in the water. If outside, her skin would burn in the sun.

'Is she real?' is the most common question from visitors, says Phil Colclough, assistant curator of herpetology at the zoo.

'Nobody believes she's real. They stare until she takes a breath or moves her eyes or jumps in the pool.'"

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