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Old 04-18-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Yea some clown who needs to boost his ego will try to kill it.


I saw an albino squirrel two weeks back. Not as impressive, but still.
There used to be an albino squirrel at UT Austin. I'm fairly sure thousands of people have seen it.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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We used to have an adorable little white deer at the Navy base where I worked. The Natural Resources folks "removed" (euphemism) him because he was an anomaly. Barstards.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Hunting season isn't until the Fall/Winter.

Since when has that mattered??

There were three albino does in the PARK where I used to walk my dogs..... but poachers gradually got all three of them..... Left one in the woods to rot......

We did have them in there for a few years, though..... It was always SO COOL to watch them. They did not realize they were not camouflaged like a regular deer and would stand stock still when they were trying to hide.... There were a few fawns born to one or more of them, but all were normal deer color, although I am guessing that albino gene may pop up again sooner or later....
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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I myself would feed and offer protection. They are a real target as albino's with no camouflaged coat.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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More than likely not an albino. Most likely a White Fallow deer. They're pretty common all over Texas now. A lot of the "money" ranchers bring these things in to "decorate" their ranches. They get out of the high fences and breed pretty quick. They can be extremely friendly and if you play yer cards right, you can have one eating out of your hand in about 2 weeks. Corn and milo are your friend.
Having just gotten back from NC, you have these critters in your state. There were quite a number of them just outside of Hendersonville and at Ashville. I was impressed by the numbers at Hendersonville and no high fences on Hwy26 either. That was during the last great blizzard that just turned into a 4-5 inch snowfall back in March.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:31 PM
 
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So excited! and when the sun hit him it was amazing. Too excited to grab a camera and I was afraid I'd spook him. Hope he doesn't get hit by a car or some idiot with a gun.
I have seen deer in Baltimore County that are very unusual in color. My dog saw them long before I did. They were dark brown with checks on them. Il looked them up on the internet and they generally live out west. I guess you saw an albino deer. I have seen all white squirrels and all black squirrels in Baltimore.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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I had one in the backyard a few years ago. looking out first thing in the morning, half asleep, my first thought was "why is there a llama in the backyard?" It was only about fifteen feet away, looking right at me and it wasn't an albino; either an all white piebald or leucistic because it had a dark nose and eyes.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Funny, my DIL just sent a picture of two albino deer they saw while 4 wheeling in WV.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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So excited! and when the sun hit him it was amazing. Too excited to grab a camera and I was afraid I'd spook him. Hope he doesn't get hit by a car or some idiot with a gun.
Wow, what a sight to see.
Good for you.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:45 PM
 
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Piebald deer may be what you're seeing, The Best Piebald Whitetail Deer Pictures You've Ever Seen
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