Albino animals have a rare genetic condition in which the pigment melanin is absent from the animals coloration. Albino alligators are even rarer than some other albinos in that the albino condition makes them stand out to larger predators when they are young. Also, it makes them subject to sunburn, which in the southern states where they are native, causes a significant problem as far as survivability is concerned. This makes them practically impossible to find in the wild. Native to the Southeastern U.S., the American Alligator is an apex predator, consuming fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Adult males average 11 feet and 500 pounds while smaller females average 8.5 feet and 200 pounds. The largest reported alligator, measuring 19 feet 2 inches, was a male killed in 1890 on Marsh Island, Louisiana. Alligators can live up to 50 years.
Exhibit: Spring Run Creek