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   Undertoad  Friday Feb 24 12:40 PM

2/24/2006: Albino fawn



Jacquelita sent along this item, along with an email which has apparently been widely circulated. It reads:

Quote:
Albino Fawn from folks who live on Bolivar Peninsula , Texas

A very eventful day around here... A once in many lifetimes experience!
Mark 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 Momma deer around.

Well,, he is "THE" neatest thing any of us ever saw. And 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 Zoo & Fossil Rim, who were both interested, but going to send him to a Rehab farm, at a vet that we have never gotten along with... So, one of Dad's best friends is our Game Warden. Kinda reluctantly, I called him and told him the deal. He came right over, of course... and assured me that he wouldn't take it to that vet, that he was going to "go to higher levels" than that with him.. So, he is gone now. We got a chance to see something we probably will never see again but we got a lot of pix, and it was very cool.

Maybe he will make it in captivity somewhere and be appreciated. So rare...

Sure wanted to keep him though but, not the right thing to do and not LEGAL either; But here are a couple of pix to show ya.

He was snow white, pink eyes, ears, nose and hooves. Kids called him POWDER. He was SO small. That is my shoe lying beside him... WOW..how cool is that??


With a cc'd email like that, you have to check some of the details out on the net. Snopes says undetermined, but here's a case where Urban Legends at About.com goes further, documenting an early sighting of the email from June 2005. The About page concludes that it probably did happen but probably not in the given location.

Then I did a Google Image Search for albino deer, and it seems the beasts aren't as rare as it seems.





But they are not to be confused with the Seneca White Deer, below, which is white colored, and not albino. The eyes give it away, I suppose.




BigV  Friday Feb 24 12:48 PM

That bottom one you call Seneca White Deer looks more like Stepford Wives White Deer. :shivers:

The others are cute though. And tiny unless that's Shaq's shoe up there.



glatt  Friday Feb 24 01:01 PM

If I were a mountain lion, I know which one of the deer in the second to bottom picture I would chase.


(Assuming, of course, that mountain lions have the same ability to see colors that humans do.)



Trilby  Friday Feb 24 01:07 PM

wolf will be along in a few minutes to explain how this is a sign. At least, I hope she will.



Kitsune  Friday Feb 24 02:05 PM

It is amazing to see in the first image that a leopard mother decided to adopt it. These stories are always so touching.



FallenFairy  Friday Feb 24 02:09 PM

OK - in pic # 4 from the top- I say three more deer beside the Albino - my office- mate claims to see four.... I need someone with sharper eyes to settle it.



barefoot serpent  Friday Feb 24 02:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
wolf will be along in a few minutes to explain how this is a sign.
or report back in the What's for lunch topic.


Kitsune  Friday Feb 24 02:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FallenFairy
OK - in pic # 4 from the top- I say three more deer beside the Albino - my office- mate claims to see four.... I need someone with sharper eyes to settle it.
Crazy animals and their optical trickery.


FallenFairy  Friday Feb 24 02:17 PM

Thanks Kitsune - (where the hell are my glasses???????)



wolf  Friday Feb 24 02:18 PM

Of course it is a sign. We are in the run up to the Earth Changes, after all.

The deer is the eastern US Indian version of the buffalo. Miracle, the now-deceased white buffalo calf was fulfillment of a prophecy. (Miracle turned all the colors of the medicine wheel in it's short life ... white, yellow, red, and black, which was also in the prophecy.)

White deer are a lot more frequent than the buffalo, though, because of the differential in breeding rates. You aren't having to chase buffalo off your back lawn to keep them from eating your vegetable garden, and I can't remember the last time there was a multivehicle accident out on 202 because a buffalo was too stupid to be allowed to enter the gene pool.

We have two white stags in the fields near the nuthouse, and a friend saw one over towards Malvern.



Trilby  Friday Feb 24 02:23 PM

See? I told you. i may not be Joshua the Baptist but I am his harbringer. what does 'harbringer' mean, anyway?



Elspode  Friday Feb 24 02:26 PM

Harbringer means there is an extra "r" in harbinger...

I think the albino deer is a sign of the impending apocalypse, as evidenced by the original version shown below.



Trilby  Friday Feb 24 02:28 PM

R U kidding?

*smoking, but, still, embarrassed about harrbringer.* WTF?



Elspode  Friday Feb 24 02:31 PM

Yes.



limey  Friday Feb 24 03:16 PM

I saw a brace of white pheasants on my way home from work the other day.



jinx  Friday Feb 24 04:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FallenFairy
OK - in pic # 4 from the top- I say three more deer beside the Albino - my office- mate claims to see four.... I need someone with sharper eyes to settle it.
I see 4.
3 diagonal starting with the one closest to the albino, each one up and to the left of the last, then one just above the middle of the 3.


jinx  Friday Feb 24 06:38 PM

Quote:
I see 4.
Wait, no, 5. The one closest to the albino is really 2, isn't it? Picture is much clearer on the new laptop..


busterb  Friday Feb 24 07:26 PM

Only 2 beside the white one in photo. Trust me, I eat them.



jinx  Friday Feb 24 07:55 PM

Here's what I'm seeing buster...



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Feb 24 08:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FallenFairy
OK - in pic # 4 from the top- I say three more deer beside the Albino - my office- mate claims to see four.... I need someone with sharper eyes to settle it.
I see 3 and a maybe, besides whitey.


Oops, you beat me to it jinx. The thing that bothers me about the "maybe", is if it is a deer, it's heading downhill. They usually don't turn around to look, they swing their head around but keep their body pointing in the general direction they were headed.


capnhowdy  Friday Feb 24 09:05 PM

We have an increasing number in what we call 'pie bald' deer here. I've only seen one solid white one, and it was a mount. Deer are beautiful any way you look at 'em to me.



FallenFairy  Saturday Feb 25 08:29 AM

I am holding out for 3... the "deer" in question just doesn't feel right to me.
I have never seen an albino deer in the wild tho...



Lucy  Saturday Feb 25 10:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsune
It is amazing to see in the first image that a leopard mother decided to adopt it. These stories are always so touching.
That's funny. Or I'm just tired.
Beautiful little fawn, nonetheless.


Saraax  Sunday Feb 26 08:40 AM

Deer - the other other white meat.



capnhowdy  Sunday Feb 26 01:43 PM

red



moonspider666  Sunday Feb 26 11:01 PM

that would look kool hanging over the fireplace



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