Orange Alligator Photo: Sylvia Mythen Finds Gator with a Dye Job
Orange Alligator Photo Described as Hoax
An orange alligator, photographed by Sylvia Mythen in Nokomis, Florida, has been desribed as a hoax by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The alligator was dismissed as a garden- (or swamp-) variety alligatorthat had been covered in orange paint. In other words, Photoshop IRL.
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The Commission did not suggest that Sylvia Mythen painted an alligator orange, only that she saw it and photographed it, as would anyone confronted with an orange alligator.
Experts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have scrutinized the photo and say the color is not genetic. They believe the gator was somehow covered in paint or an orange substance.
"When I passed by and I saw an orange alligator, it was like, 'Did I really see that?'" she said.