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14 Animals Whose Colors AREN'T What You're Expecting!
The provenance of this purple squirrel (named Pete) is still a mystery, though one theory proposes that he chewed on some purple ink cartridges and groomed it into his own fur, but I think he fell in some grape Kool-Aid.
The normal color for lobsters in the wild is the dark almost-black you see here, but this one lacks pigment in its other half, giving it a festive Halloween coloration. This phenomenon is seen about once in every 50 to 100 million lobsters!
Most katydids seen in the wild are green, but they come in pink as well. Scientists believe that the pink coloration is actually a DOMINANT trait in katydids, but they are so vivid among green trees and bushes that most pink ones do not survive to adulthood.
The bright yellow banana slug is the mascot of the University of California at Santa Cruz. You've probably heard of this guy. But did you know that there is a KETCHUP SLUG to go with this MUSTARD SLUG???