By Mark McConville
CHECK OUT this rare albino alligator who certainly wouldn’t blend into her surroundings unless there was a thick blanket of snow.
The stunning pictures and video show the snow-white alligator creep out of the water and try to snatch a hat after someone teases her by hitting her on the nose with it.
The seven and a half-foot-long, 105-pound alligator is no slouch and her pink eyes make it hard to see where she is looking. The incredible images and footage show Pearl, the resident albino alligator at Gatorland in Orlando.
“Pearl is ten years old,” said a spokesperson for the park.
“She arrived at Gatorland when she was three years old. Pearl is an albino alligator, due to the complete absence of pigmentation, which gives her white skin and pink eyes.
“Visitors to the park like to come and see a rare albino alligator like Pearl.”
Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits and entertainment.
The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, education wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on site restaurant and one of a kind snows including Gator Wrestlin’, Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.
Another not to be missed feature is the Screamin’ Gator Zipline with over 1,200 feet of high flying thrills, five intense zip lines and a massive 150-foot suspension bridge.
The park is known for buying and rescuing nuisance alligators from trappers that would otherwise be killed for their meat and skin.
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