Green puppy named ‘Hulk’ doesn’t smash, but is still incredible

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A white shepherd dog gave birth to a puppy with bright lime green fur in North Carolina in the US

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This green puppy named 'Hulk' is incredibly cute but will lose his unique colouring over the next few weeks.

This “Hulk” doesn’t smash, but that doesn’t mean he’s isn’t incredible. A family dog in North Carolina in the United States has just given birth to a lime green puppy appropriately named “Hulk”.

Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by Haywood County resident Shana Stamey, delivered eight puppies Friday morning. Gypsy’s three-hour labour was going smoothly until the fourth puppy came out as a small, but mighty tuft of lime green fur, Stamey said.

“I started freaking out,” Stamey told news outlets. “But everybody was healthy.“

Experts said there’s a normal explanation for the puppy’s colouration — and no, he wasn’t exposed to any gamma rays. Liquid from inside Gypsy’s stomach likely stained the white dog’s fur during pregnancy, Suzanne Cianciulli, the manager of Junaluska Animal Hospital in nearby Waynesville, told news outlets.

Regular baths and daily licks from Gypsy are expected to fade Hulk’s green hue in a few weeks, Stamey said. However the puppy’s newfound superpower, which the family has deemed an “aggressive appetite,“ will likely remain.

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