Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday.
According to reports, a North Carolina family’s dog gave birth to a very healthy, very green puppy that they’ve appropriately been calling Hulk!
Shana Stamey, the owner of a white German shepherd named Gypsy, told local ABC News affiliate WLOS her dog gave birth to a litter of eight puppies a few weeks ago — one of which “was lime green.”
The pet owner told the news station:
“I knew it wasn’t like harmful. But I still had to look it up again to make sure.”
Turns out, some pups can come out with green-tinted fur from meconium, which is the earliest stool of a baby mammal. Junaluska Animal Hospital veterinarian technician Suzanne Cianciulli told WLOS:
“The sack that they’re in when they’re in their mom, there can be meconium in there and that tends to stain them.”
So while the pup was very much born this way, it will most definitely not stay this way, according to Stamey’s vet, who told her the mother “licks it away until I bathe it and then, I guess after a couple of weeks, it will finally like fade out.”
Naturally, the pup’s bright green tint led to a slew of fun name suggestions when Stamey and her family were coming up with monikers for the litter of eight.
“Hulk! It was lime green. He was super mad. So, yeah, he became Hulk. We thought about Gremlin — Pistachio. We call him Mr. Green sometimes.”
Our vote’s for Elphaba!
But as Hulk’s fur changed, so did potential names. Stamey said the pup has already turned into a big more of a neon yellow, which has spawned new names like Pikachu.
Although the family would love to keep Hulk (ahem, Pikachu) and his siblings, Stamey told the station that they plan to find loving homes to adopt the canines once they’re of a proper age.
But she’ll never forget Hulk, whom she described as “a good luck charm,” adding:
“He’s pretty special.”
Ch-ch-check out the news clip (below) to see more of the bright green pup!
So crazy — and so adorable!
What would you name this pup, Perezcious readers? Leave your suggestions in the comments (below)!
[Image via WLOS]
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