White Alligator

I went again to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk yesterday to look at this very rare white alligator. I was very impressed by it’s beauty.

Of some 5 million or so American alligators thought to be alive, fewer than 100 are white, according to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, which owns this “great white of the wetlands.”

The 8-foot American alligator is an albino animal. Albino animals (and people) lack the pigment, called melanin, that normally gives color to the skin, hair and eyes. Aside from being white with pink eyes, the alligator looks, swims and eats like a regular ’gator.

source: http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/exhibits-a-animals/special-exhibits

Bon Bini Aruba Series No.2 Iguana

Papiamentu is the local language of the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire, and. Curaçao.

Papiamentu is a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, and it also has some Arawak Indian and African influences. Papiamentu is one of the few Creole Languages of the Caribbean that has survived to the present day.

Bon Bini means welcome 🙂

Now to some more pictures! Iguanas live in Aruba and they are literally everywhere. Of course this gave me a great opportunity to take some nice shots!