Thursday, February 19, 2009

Looks like I might have an Albino deer

I had to crop this photo a lot for the deer to show up well, but it sure looks like an albino to me, I have several other photos taken in the past of albinos in the same area. The only time the sun came out in a week was when this picture was taken, plus it was walking away from the camera, but under the raised tail the hair looks like it is all white. Will try a better location, maybe on a creek crossing in the shade would work better if the deer doesn't move too far away.


At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Nice shot, but I don't think that is an albino. Looks like the normal brown and white hind end of a deer. True albino deer have no pigment, anywhere. I can clearly see brown on it's tail, legs, and hindquarters. It's hooves are also black/brown. From the pictures I saw from Googleing "albino deer", even their hooves are pink/white. Love your photos....keep up the great work.

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Joe Von said...

Cliff, do you have any pics of the albino elk out there? Thats what this pic kinda reminded me of.

At 10:54 PM, Blogger cliff said...

Jim, I agree that it is not a true albino but just part albino or piebald deer. They can be spotted or part white with dark patches.

If you check the archives dated November 4, 2007 you will find a photo of a part albino fawn I got a picture of in the same area.


At 10:59 PM, Blogger cliff said...

Joe Von, My brother has several photos of an albino elk with his 35mm game camera and he gave me copies of several. If I can find some I will put them on the blog. They were great pictures and the white elk really stood out.


At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm kinda interested in where you found the sun? yote8

At 8:29 AM, Blogger OregonWild said...

I think that is a shot of the elusive albino sasquatch. It has all the right markings and, most importantly, it is obscured behind foliage. As I'm sure you know, all good sasquatch pics are either blurry or mostly obscured. Also I think its pregnant.

On second look - maybe it is a deer.

Seriously Cliff - I'll bet you have a full body shot of this deer in short order



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