baby albino alligator who cannot survive direct sunlight is rescued by
fishing near her nest and is taken to a local zoo to begin her new life.
the Albino Alligator...
On a late August
evening, Adora hatched
safety of a three foot high, 10 foot wide nest made of marsh
vegetation. Along with her 40 brothers and sisters, she used her “egg
tooth” to slit an opening in her egg just wide enough to allow her head
to pop out. Instinctively, Adora began chirping. Mother gator arrived
as quickly as her 8 foot long body would allow and used her sharp teeth
to help Adora from the hard shell that remained. Adora left the safety
of her nest and crawled into her mother’s open, awaiting mouth, as all
baby gators do.
Only 8 inches long, Adora fit easily
mother’s mouth. She, along with many of the jostling hatchlings, were
carried gently to the safety of the dark, swampy water.
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