Meet Hulk, the puppy who was born bright green

Joanna Estrada
January 18, 2020

Gypsy gave birth to a litter of eight puppies, and Hulk has captured the Internet's attention. That is until one of her puppies came out green.

"I started freaking out", Shana Stamey said.

"A good luck charm". Stamey said the pup has already turned into a big more of a neon yellow, which has spawned new names like Pikachu.

Turns out, some pups can come out with green-tinted fur from meconium, which is the earliest stool of a baby mammal.

Suzanne Cianciulli, a veterinarian technician who manages the nearby Junaluska Animal Hospital, said there was a very simple explanation for Hulk's color: poop.

"I knew it wasn't like harmful". "Mom licks it away until I bathe it, and then, I guess after a couple of washes, it will finally fade out".

However the puppy's newfound superpower, which the family has deemed an "aggressive appetite", will likely remain.

Thankfully, other than the puppy's lime green color, everything was fine, and all eight puppies were healthy. He was super mad.

A picture of the lime green puppy was posted on Facebook two days ago by Chris Grigg with the caption: "Our German Shepherd graced us with a "Green" pup, "Hulk" is 5 days old!"

Her family enjoyed the naming possibilities. "We thought about Gremlin - Pistachio".

At least for now, Hulk is a standout from his brothers and sisters.

Gypsy's three-hour labor was going smoothly until the fourth puppy came out as a small, but mighty tuft of lime green fur, Stamey said.

That's when the Stamey family realized Hulk's odd fur colour.

The owner plans to put Hulk and its siblings up for adoption when they reach the appropriate age.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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