Is orange the new green? Alligators are showing up in unusual colors

If the sight of an alligator isn't scary enough, they're showing up in shades of orange all over South Carolina. What makes these reptiles change color?
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If the sight of an alligator isn't scary enough, they're showing up in shades of orange all over South Carolina. What makes these reptiles change color?

Mandy Matney is an award-winning journalist and self-proclaimed shark enthusiast from Kansas. She worked for newspapers in Missouri and Illinois before she realized Midwestern winters are horrible, then moved to Hilton Head in 2016. She is the breaking news editor at the Island Packet.