White deer

White deer

White deer 2

White deer 2

I startled this creature in the woods, of course the brain said sheep, then a goat, and finally got round to a deer. A pure white deer, on it's own, these woods have roe aplenty and I have once been mesmerised and rooted to the spot when a large pale fallow deer walked within 20m of me, but a white deer? whiter than a sheep too. Incredible. It was not familiar with where it was, judging by the way it behaved, it had no clear escape route and the fact it left the woods for open fields is not normal. A pet? an escapee from a collection? It had dark eyes as I got the scope on it after I had hurriedly taken some pics, the nose looked pink so could it be an albino? and if born so, would it not have been accepted by the herd? My crap photos don't really help in this regard but I would say it was roe rather than a fallow. Link below has some other white deer sightings. http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/mammal-forums/16753-albino-deer-2.html

3 Responses to “If you go down in the woods today ……..”

  1. April 15, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Ugh, I liked! So clear and positively.

    Thank you

  2. Ian April 16, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    your welcome Elcorin, your English is better than my ability at your native language.

  3. Ian May 16, 2009 at 8:17 am

    In, out of doors, one of my favourite radio programs, there was an interesting feature today (16/5/09)on a black stag seen from a bus by a listener. the excellent research done revealed that fallow deer are often black and a white one is a “throwback” of a black one. So a recessive gene causes the white deer and is not an albino, hence the dark eyes I noted, but is in fact the opposite, it is an atavistic melanic deer. Not often you get to say that!
    It would therefore appear my white deer is a fallow.

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