Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Albino Whitetail Deer

NOTE: After rechecking with the girl who sent me the e-mail about this deer, I found out she does not actually know the people who found it. According to Snopes, the story behind the baby deer is still unconfirmed.



One of the girls at work forwarded these pictures to us from a friend of hers. The friend's husband saw the deer in the road and thought it was a goat but it turned out to be a very rare albino whitetail deer. They called the Houston Zoo and Fossil Rim and decided to give the deer to a game warden. If I get anymore details about what happened to the deer, I'll let everyone know.

The picture below shows the deer laying beside a tennis shoe.



17 comments:

V said...

Awwww. Baby.

Dick said...

I happened to see something about this on snopes.com the other day. It's the same pic. I don't know what to make of it. Really strange looking animal.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/albinodeer.asp

Laurie said...

V - Isn't it cute?

Dick - The girl who sent it to me works in the office next door and she said it came from a friend. I'll send her the Snopes link. The e-mail she sent me was exactly the same one as the one on Snopes. I know she has friends in Conroe so maybe she can get them to call and confirm that it isn't an urban legend. Thanks for the link.

Mark Alread said...

Auuuughhh Ghost of Bambi!!!

I have Disney flashback issues

Comfort Addict said...

What a cutie pie.

Ed Abbey said...

We had an albino moose years ago up in this area. There isn't a season on them here and it had a parasite in the brain which caused it to roam this far south. But some jackass went out and shot it anyway mostly for the notariety. He got fined a pittance and went on with life. I wanted to implant said parasite into his brain and turn him loose in Mexico but nobody listened.

Storm Trooper said...

Listen...
when I said that I wasn't too worried about your mental health, I meant it as a declaration of love. I love you. I apologize if the timing is wrong or if you have some issues with commitment. There's not much I can do except to tell you how I feel and hope that we can work something out. I'll see you soon.
Charlie.

Laurie said...

Storm Trooper (Charlie) - Sorry dude, wrong blog. I hope you work it out with whoever you're trying to work it out with. Let us know how it goes. :)

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Gee that's cute, but kinda pathetic. Is it blind?

I saw a half-albino deer, a yearling once. Rarity. Some people would think it would make a pretty coat. Not me. I thought it looked pretty good on the deer.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

Question: Could an albino deer be anything OTHER than a WHITE TAIL deer?

Just a thought...

thecoolestblog said...

Cool blog and cool message

Dick said...

I kind of had the nose and eye tones of that deer back in college.

Laurie said...

Mark - Oh, I hadn't thought of the ghost aspect. Creepy.

Comfort Addict - Isn't it though?

Ed - That's a great story!

Old Horsetail - Well said.

Jen T. - Hmmmmm......

Coolest Blog - Thanks.

Dick - Didn't we all?

Storm Trooper said...

You STILL wanna know what i love the most?
Promise you won't run away screaming, vowing never to visit this blog again?
Ok it's Jesus!
More than that i'm a Youth Leader at church and what i really want in the whole world is to see Young People Saved.
Everybody is searching for something. I'm sure everybody deep down could sing "i can't get no satisfaction" and mean it.
I see too many Young People in Dunstable who are trying to get satisfaction in drink or drugs and stuff and all they are doing is wrecking thier lives.
I believe that Jesus is the real answer to thier problems, but the challenge is how to tell them in a way that they will understand.
There you go, now you know!
Somehow in the future i want to bring this passion of mine into this blog. But i want to do it in such a way that i won't scare people away!
That's my challenge to me at the moment.
What's your passion?

Laurie said...

Storm Trooper - I'm pretty passionate about passion.

Astrid said...

Wow, I have never seen such an animal. Those eyes are they really this red and do you reckon they will change color once the deer gets older? Interesting stuff!!!

Laurie said...

Astrid - Albino's have no pigment anywhere in their bodies and that doesn't change throughout their lives. Their eyes will always be pink.