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Donald Trump-like coloured gator known as 'Trumpgator' puzzles SC crowds

Donald Trump-like coloured gator known as 'Trumpgator' puzzles SC crowds

Alligators aren't an uncommon sight in SC, but a newly discovered orange-colored gator has people talking.

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The unique reptile was discovered on the banks of a retention pond in Tanner Plantation in Hanahan.

A burnt orange alligator some are calling "Trumpagator" that was spotted in a Lowcountry town is turning heads and catching attention around the U.S.

"I've never seen anything like it", said one neighbor.

"Probably chalk it up to some environmental factor like algae or maybe even some pollutant in the water, but it's hard to say".




In 2011, an orange alligator reportedly appeared in Venice, Florida, and was labelled the first of its kind in the world.

Herpetologist Josh Zalabak offered one possible explanation for the unusual coloring of the reptile.

"It's the Trumpagator of Self-Tanner Plantation", wrote one Facebook user quoted by the Post and Courier. Good news for the alligator as his natural color will more than likely return after he sheds his skin.

The gator has a distinct orange hue to the skin, which received attention - jokes and questions - from many people.

"[It] might be iron oxide (rust) that has discolored it", he said.

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