A Conversation for The Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
Colo(u)ring of gators
Spartus Started conversation Apr 6, 2000
I'd go so far as to say that even baby (not hatchlings; haven't seen those) alligators are a decidedly black tinge as well. Ask anyone who has tried to photograph one, from about 6 feet away, mind you, and then puzzled over the photo, trying to spot it in the black water.
Maybe when they come out they're different-colored, but they turn black reeeeeeeeeeaaaally quickly.
Evidence, for those interested in evidence-related things, is here: http://www.floor42.com/miami/stuff/jump.cgi?ID=97
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