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An Orange Alligator Has Been Spotted And People Are Freaking Out

Literally, what is happening.

Posted on February 9, 2017, at 3:53 p.m. ET

Hello. Hi. Remember alligators? They have powerful jaws and eat things and have been around for a really long time.

Jay Reeves / AP

They're also green.


Gerald Herbert / AP

They're so green, sometimes even the water they swim in is green.

Arnulfo Franco / AP

But it's 2017. So you also know the previously held norms have been thrown out the window, run over, and set on fire.

So here's an alligator that is literally orange.



Here is the orange alligator swimming near Hanahan, South Carolina.

Orange alligator spotted in Hanahan via @WCBD #chsnews

It's the talk of the town because no shit it's a god damn orange alligator!

VIDEO: Orange alligator has South Carolina town talking:

How did this happen, every living person wants to know? The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources told the Associated Press the alligator may have spent the winter in a rusty steel culvert pipe, changing the color of its skin.

Experts told the AP that when the 4- to 5-foot alligator sheds its skin, it will likely return to a normal shade of green, like this guy.

Gerald Herbert / AP

OK, bye.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.