Monday 21 December 2009

Oh deer! An adorable albino fawn...

Here's the original story to go along with these photos, snapped in the summer of 2005:

"A very eventful day around here ... a once in many lifetimes experience! I saw this lil' feller run out in front of a car, thought it was a lost baby goat. Stopped to get it, and WOW. A real Albino Whitetail Deer. Just hours old, but doing fine. No mother deer around. And other car nearly hit it in front of me.

Well, he is THE neatest thing any of us ever saw. And such a 'freak of nature', that only 1 in more than a million are even born. He took his bottle of food, followed us around the house, doing great. So, we called the DEP , who is going to send him to a Rehab farm. Maybe he will make it out of captivity somewhere and be appreciated. So rare ... Sure wanted to keep him tho but, not the thing to do. And not LEGAL either; but, here are a couple of pix to show ya. He is snow white, pink eyes, ears, nose and hooves. Kids called him POWDER. He is SO small. That is my shoe lying beside him ... cool is that??"

Most folks have never - and won't likely ever -see even another picture in the future of an Albino deer fawn like this. has "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey would say. (It's true except for the location where this occurred never being definitively nailed down - but most likely in Texas.) -Clair

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