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70 U.S. coins pulled from white alligator's stomach in Nebraska Zoo

GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

Never heard of a coin collecting white alligator.

PCGS should slab these coins incorporating a unique alligator pedigree. ☺️

Fox 7 News

70 coins pulled from white alligator's stomach in Nebraska
By Chris Oberholtz

Published February 20, 2024 7:47PM
Updated 8:07PM
Pets and Animals

Last week, Thibodaux, a 36-year-old leucistic alligator, underwent a veterinary procedure to remove 70 U.S. coins inside him before they caused any problems.

Leucism is a condition that causes partial loss of all types of pigmentation. It's different from albinism because it does not affect the pigment cells in the eyes, according to wildlife officials.

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    MartinMartin Posts: 840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What was in the pockets of his meals?


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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2024 9:45AM

    Gators rest with their jaws open. Visitors throw coins in their open maws, saw it a lot at Gatorland.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably stupid guests throwing coins into the croc pool enclosure.

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    MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Smithsonian zoo in DC has a picture of what seems to be over a hundred cents inside the stomach of a sea lion. I believe the animal died. the effort was obviously to encourage people to stop throwing coins in the tanks

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    cladkingcladking Posts: 28,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I often speak to the causes of attrition and degradation of US coins and usually remember to add "misadventure".

    This was serious misadventure.

    Perhaps his condition was associated with zincoln poisoning.

    Tempus fugit.
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    CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 650 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2024 11:31AM

    @Fraz said:
    Gators rest with their jaws open. Visitors throw coins in their open maws, saw it a lot at Gatorland.

    Why? That's sick.

    Cheers, and God Bless, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2024 1:19PM

    @Goldbully said:

    @CRHer700 said:

    Why? That's sick.

    Unique toning.

    Is that artificial toning or natural toning?

    Would they label slabbed examples “Thibodaux Belly Hoard”?

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    element159element159 Posts: 493 ✭✭✭

    @cmerlo1 said:
    'Environmental Damage'

    Environmental Damage: Partially Digested

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    BurnieBurnie Posts: 436 ✭✭✭

    I think we're going to need to see if there is any proof...😁

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They slabbed a bug they should be able to do something with this.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acid washed 😪

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,313 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2024 7:21PM

    They had complaints of a constant jingle when Thibodaux walked. Tough on the lions in the night.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CRHer700 said:

    @Fraz said:
    Gators rest with their jaws open. Visitors throw coins in their open maws, saw it a lot at Gatorland.

    Why? That's sick.

    People are...er... special.

    When I was a kid, an adult at the zoo was teasing a lion with a stuffed toy on a plastic stick. The lion managed to grab it and pull it into his cage. They had to sedate the lion to get it away from him. The idiot who started it was yelling that he wanted his toy back. The zookeeper calmly explained to him that the plastic shards could perforated the lion's intestines and kill him. The...er... special gentleman skulked away.

    Another time, we were at the dump in Old Forge NY. Another special gentleman wanted a better picture so he starts pulling the garbage bag away from the bear. The bear charged him and caused the crowd to stampede. Fortunately, no one was hurt... not even the special gentleman who thought taking food away from a bear was a good way to get an action photo.

    Never underestimate the possibilities when humans are involved.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From pockets of a hard luck guy.

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How long until someone here gets a hold of one and asks if it's an error?

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What's the difference between a Crocodile and an Alligator? A little change!
    Then of course there is the Alligator Purse selling around $500
    Would you prefer an official Alligator Wallet? Comes loaded with actual change from the Alligator...also around $500

    Glad the coins could be removed...some people don't think of the repercussions of their actions.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could of been worse for the gator. Could of been slabbed coins.

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

    Oh they better be careful how they get those coins or they too could end up with their left arm gone clean up to the elbow!!

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