Since our very first days on this planet our parents and teachers have taught us, well, things. They said that the sky is blue, the grass is green, the cat goes “meow”, the cow goes “moo”… You know, that kind of stuff. But sometimes nature goes bonkers and turns a freaking grasshopper pink! What are you going to say about that, mom? If that’s not a glitch in the matrix, I don’t know what is!
Okay, fake drama aside, these 7 strangely colored animals look dope, and I wanna pet them. Well, maybe not #6… or #7.
1. Pink Grasshopper
A pink grasshopper in the grass isn’t gonna go far without being quickly eaten alive, right? Thankfully, before that happened, Richard Taylor from Ipswich, managed to snap a pic of this beauty. Turns out, it’s a rare genetic mutation called erythrism (similar to albinism) which produces more of a reddish protein.
2. White Moose
You may have seen the video of this majestic, almost magical, moose going through a Swedish lake on Facebook, Twitter, probably Vimeo… basically everywhere you can post a video or a GIF. It went viral! The moose is entirely white, with soft white velvet coating its antlers. By the way, if you think this is an albino moose, you’d be wrong. Its white fur comes from a recessive gene, causing piebald, that causes the animal to grow white with specks of brown.
3. Blue Dog
Try to guess why this puppy is all blue:
1) he’s very sad about Firefly not getting renewed;
2) he just LOVES blueberries;
3) while looking for the food in the Kasadi River, dangerous chemicals dyed his fur blue.
I’ll give you a minute to figure this one out.