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Old 05-01-2017, 09:47 PM
 
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I would love to see a white deer.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:49 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.
My neighbor down the block used to raise llamas. They regularly escaped his yard and came into our yard. They were huge! LOL There was a llama-in-chief and whatever that llama did, all the other llamas did. If L-I-C munched, everyone munched. If L-I-C laid down, so did all the other llamas. They were fun to watch.

I have never seen a white deer, though.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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We have whole herds of white deer in my area. They're in a fenced in area that's an old Army Depot. The locals are trying to protect them from development. They are really cool to see! Sadly, in the wild white one's don't normally make it very long.

Seneca White Deer, Inc. — World's largest herd of all-white, white-tailed deer (Seneca Army Depot, NY)
Thanks for posting that link. My grandfather, a munitions expert, worked at Seneca Depot during WWII. He was a nature lover who would have loved knowing white deer are inhabiting a place associated with war 70 years ago.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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Wow I never heard of a white deer, how beautiful!
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:06 AM
 
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If you get to see the deer again, hopefully often, you can look for certain traits that are carried by albino and roan (brown and white) deer. You might need binoculars. Look for a short jaw, easiest to notice when it's standing with its head lifted or chewing. Curved spine is more difficult to see unless it's severe. They sometimes have shorter legs than normal. They're beautiful but they can have serious difficulties that make them easier prey. You might have a great opportunity to study an animal in detail.
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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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.
Hey, no lie, yesterday I saw a BLONDE squirrel. I am not kidding. This squirrel was blonde and had a big, bushy, golden tail. I have never seen anything like it before. I tried to get a picture of him but I spooked him. But since he lives around here, maybe I'll see him again and get luckier.
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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We have whole herds of white deer in my area. They're in a fenced in area that's an old Army Depot. The locals are trying to protect them from development. They are really cool to see! Sadly, in the wild white one's don't normally make it very long.

Seneca White Deer, Inc. — World's largest herd of all-white, white-tailed deer (Seneca Army Depot, NY)
Interesting. When I lived on Aberdeen Proving Grounds in MD, there was a herd of albino deer there too. I will never forget seeing a buck standing proudly in a frosty field with dark woods behind him. The sight took my breath away.
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:54 PM
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What a treat seeing that white deer. The closest I was to a real deer was when driving down a country hill in PA years ago and a deer came up at my passenger window. Thank goodness there was no accident here.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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Oh, how nice, I would love to see one.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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For those yearning to see white deer, Rock City Gardens (on Lookout Mountain above Chattanooga) has a fenced herd of mostly white European fallow deer, some of which descend from the original Rock City deer introduced by the gardens' creator long ago. Rock City engaged in a herd restoration effort several years ago, as the surviving descendants of that first herd had become both few in number and inbred. Expanding the herd's genetic diversity made for greater numbers and healthier animals, and providing a new and larger enclosure that was closer to the deers' natural environment was a much needed upgrade. Visitors can now enjoy seeing healthy, thriving animals with a great deal of freedom, compared with most zoo animals. (Rock City is not a zoo, of course).

As for the mythical significance of white deer, see Kate Seredy's Newbery Award winning and beautifully illustrated children's book, "The White Stag", which is loosely based on Hungarian folklore of Attila the Hun.
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