Mature white crocodile spotted in Australian river

Mature white crocodile spotted in Australian river
 

An uncommon sighting of a mature white crocodile has excited tourism operators in Australia's Northern Territory.
The reptile, nicknamed Pearl, was spotted on the Adelaide River near Darwin on Sunday.
One witness, a local conservation enthusiast, estimated the crocodile was about 3m (10ft) long.
The reptile's pale appearance is caused by hypomelanism - having a low amount of the pigment melanin, according to a zoological expert.
Locals believe the animal may be related to a well-known hypomelanistic crocodile that was put down after killing a fisherman in 2014.
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21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 47
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