Hey there! Did you know that two types of deer have unique characteristics? One type is called “albino” deer, completely white with pink eyes, nose, and hooves because they lack pigmentation. The other type is called “piebald” deer, which are more common and have spots or patches on their fur. Studies show that about one in 1,000 deer are piebald, while only about one in 30,000 deer are albino.
A Wisconsin resident named Tracy Weese had a stroke of luck when she saw a rare Albino whitetail deer buck walking in her snow-covered yard in Boulder Junction in November 2020. Tracy captured some pictures of this stunning deer, which became popular online.
The deer they observed was an albino, not a piebald, according to Weese. She added that the deer’s brown patches on its head came from rubbing its head and antlers on trees as it shed its white velvet.
The tarsal gland causes the brown stain on the deer’s leg during the rut, which is the deer’s mating season. To entice mates, this gland exudes the deer’s fragrance. Deer can grow to six to seven feet tall and up to 300 pounds, making them as large as the typical person (about 136 kg).
Because the state protects white deer in Wisconsin, shooting them is prohibited. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, hunters cannot shoot deer with all-white fur unless the tarsal glands, head, or head portions are colored differently. Hence, if you’re hunting in Wisconsin, avoid shooting a deer that is entirely white to avoid getting into problems.
White-tailed deer usually have a 6 to 14 years lifespan, but albino deer typically have shorter lives because they may have several physical issues and die young or become prey. Unfortunately, Most albino and piebald deer die before adulthood.
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