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I Saw a White Deer

Has anyone seen an all white deer? I spotted one in the woods by my house and I still can't believe it. I tried to get a picture, but my camera doesn't take good distance pictures. I'm afraid no one else believes me either, but I did see it.

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By Robbie from IN

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October 24, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, I believe you. I live in Oregon and there is one here that was adopted by a family and there was a big to-do about it. I remember reading about one near Minn, I think, too. You could no doubt google it.

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October 24, 20090 found this helpful

That is awesome! Put some deer food out there and watch, when it comes snap a picture. I would like to see it!

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October 24, 20090 found this helpful

I'm from Oregon too and remember that white deer! Animal Planet just this week had a special on albinos and white critters---not all white ones are albinos, the true albino deer fawn they had on the show only lived a short while, I think 3 months.

True albinos usually have other medical problems that wipe them out. {the fawn on the show had joint deformaties and some problems processing food & they said that is common}

I can't remember the other term they used for white animals who have a black nose and colored eyes {altho the albino deer on the show had blue eyes!}, anyway, if they have a black nose and dark eyes they are not true albinos and they at least have a chance to live even tho they don't have the necessary camouflage to hide, they don't have the other medical problems that usually afflict true albino animals.

I got an email about a month ago that showed a mother elk or moose with 2 white babies! Maybe global warming is doing some of this? Here are some albino critters:

http://www.tele  e-alligator.html

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October 26, 20090 found this helpful

I once saw one too, here in NJ. I believe it's called an albino deer, very beautiful. I didn't have a camera unfortunately, but I still remember how amazing it looked.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

We have the occasional one here in Manitoba, Canada, as well. They are truly beautiful!

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Yep, it happens. Do be careful who you tell, 'cause somebody will go shoot it.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Yup when I lived in new york my parents had deer in the back yard all the time and once they had a white one. They are for real!

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Here in Roseburg Oregon I saw a mostly white fawn on my pasture. Had a brown spot on it's side and brown on part of it's head. Beautiful. I am told they are sacred to Indian tribal culture. See my post about fawns and others being born and hatched without eyeballs.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

I got that email too with the two babies. Another place that has the white squirrels is in Olney, Illinois.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

I have seen one here in TN. Others have been seen here too. They truly are beautiful!

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October 30, 20090 found this helpful

I live near a military base that has quite a few deer, even a white one or two. They are amazing.

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