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Thursday, January 11, 2007

a forwarded email from my mum

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. Another car
nearly hit it in front of Mark...

Well, he is THE neatest thing any of us ever saw. And
such a 'freak of nature', that 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 we're going to
send him to a Rehab farm. Maybe he will make it in captivity
somewhere and be appreciated. So rare... Sure wanted to keep
him tho. but, not the 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...
cool is that??

Pass this around, a lot of folks have never and will
probably never see even another picture of an Albino deer


Blogger Lou said...


Thu Jan 11, 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Bel said...

Heehee I know - aren't freaks of nature just LOVELY?!

As for your comment over here, technically the albino fawn isn't ours... tho Mum will probably be seething with jealousy and trying to source one as we speak!
However, I can inform you that the baby turtles are due to hatch any moment - so I will ask her to send some of those pics thru, as they are SUPER cute!! :D

No wonder my brother grew up & got qualified as a zoo keeper - they should have just handed the certificate over regardless!

Sun Jan 14, 08:24:00 PM  

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