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White alligator of Louisiana

Behold one of the last pigmentless alligators left on this world.

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  1. Leucistic alligators have an extremely rare genetic condition that reduces the colour pigmentation in their skin to zero ,in contradiction to albino only lacking the melanin pigment. The story goes that leucistics have blue eyes. I'm sorry to say I did not find out first hand.

    Unfortunately these animals cannot survive on their own as they tend to stand out a bit more than their slightly more camouflaged brothers in arms. Ahum, so they have this invisible sign that says 'I am over here, why don't you have a bite..'
    Hey, and this is one of them. You'd think it was a fake. I was lucky to see one of these beauties in 'La Ferme au Crocodiles' in the south of France. And he's one of 12 to survive on this planet.

    Shot with snapshot camera, yet it was an honour.
    Posted 11 years ago
  2. Truly unique and a wonderful story, Ludo, thanks for sharing it! Promoted to homepage. Posted 11 years ago
  3. Very unique, Never thought like this one could also exist on earth. Posted 9 years ago
    1. I spotted one by accident, though I was indeed visiting an aligator farm, quite unique by itself too. Wow, amazing these genetic abborations are indeed. So few in this precious world of ours. Posted 9 years ago

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The American alligator, sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator, is a reptile endemic only to the Southeastern United States. It is one of the two living species of alligator, in the genus "Alligator", within the family "Alligatoridae". It is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator.

Similar species: Crocodilia
Species identified by Ludo Sak
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Uploaded Feb 11, 2012. Captured May 11, 2010 12:38 in D59, 26700 Pierrelatte, France.
  • FinePix F80EXR
  • f/4.9
  • 1/50s
  • ISO400
  • 10.1mm