Just got an email from a friend in Wisconsin. He is a retired DNR Officer. He passed along some photos of a young Whitetail deer from Central Wisconsin.
The deer has been seen several times just north of Junction City, Wisconsin.
The photographer was able to get within 10 yards or so of the fawn and snapped these photos.
Interesting to see if the fawn survives the winter. She has good camaflouge to hide in the snow, but perhaps all the white coloration will make her an easier target for wolves or predators of the human nature.
Hope you enjoy the pictures, she is a beautiful creature.
There was a white whitetail deer for years up in the Marquette, Michigan area. Until some idiot decided to kill it. The deer was so accostumed to people that it would walk right up and look for handouts. Some yahoo decided to play deer slayer and that was the end of the white deer.
There are way too many whitetail deer in my part of the state too. I live in the city limits and I can't have a flower or vegetable garden, due to the deer coming right into the yards and eating them at night.
If I work late, I always drive around my entire yard when I get home. If I find a deer there, I chase it out of the yard with the car.
Good thing I don't have many close neighbors. he he he
I've never heard of albinos having any genetic deficiency other than a lack of coloration. Of course this puts them at a disadvantage for survival because they stand out in everything but snow and sometimes causes problems with sensitivity to light but I don't thing they are weaker, smaller, or less healthy than animals with regular coloration. I also hunt but if I saw one of these deer there's no way I could take it - it's too rare and special. I don't go after the biggest buck, I go after what is legal and hunt for food for my family. We use the whole animal. Most good wildlife management plans actually prefer hunters to take does instead of bucks because of deer overpopulation. If only 1 buck survives in an area he can still get every doe pregnant and the population will double so hunting only bucks does not help. Deer can thrive in the smallest areas because their natural predators have been pushed out and their favored food is generally found in our yards and gardens in abundance. Safety concerns prevent hunters from hunting where people live. The best way to fight the problem of deer overpopulation is to stop building and destroying natural habitat so the animals have somewhere to live.