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LOOK!!!! A Deer of a Different Color...

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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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I got this in email. No source, just pics. Amazing little critter eh?



Unusual. Rarer than an albino. And, a white tail deer, to boot!











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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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It's sure cute, and different.
He'll have an easy time hiding in the shadows of the trees.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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Cool, I've never seen a black white-tailed deer before.... didn't know it was possible either.


I just did a bit of Google searching, apparently while being very rare, melanistic deer are being seen more often in Texas. Wonder why that is?



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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That is a really good trait to have in a mutation. I bet you will see (or not, do to there color) more of these popping up after that one has offspring. If this isn't an example of evolution (not necessarily creating new species) I don't know what is.

Do you have a link?

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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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I once saw a melanic deer while scouting for a good hunting spot. Needless to say, I selected a different location, so as to not harvest from that gene pool. I never old anyone of the location either....didn't want anyone going out and shooting just to have some sort of "bragging rights".

Sweet pic OP! Thanks for sharing.

ETA: Here is a pic I took last weekend while scouting...this doe was very curious of me....I wasn't even wearing camo and she "played" around in front of me for about 30 minutes. I got many great shots, but I like this one because you can see she stares right at me.





For fun, here is another of the doe sticking her tongue out at me LOL



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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Isn't it amazing how nature doesn't see 'color' hey? One would think the mother may disown the calf due to it's color difference, but no way. What a great mother that deer is!


Edited to add joke: "Hey Mom..., You got some answering to do!"


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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:29 PM
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Wow, very cool berkleygal, I did not know of a mutation that made a species darker, hence the "more rare than albino" I guess.
Along the lines of odd colored deer, this albinos look surreal to me.



spec



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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*SARCASM ALERT*
Never saw anything like that before. only question is, did it taste like chicken?



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Awesome photos, I envy you so much! It reminds me of my days back in South Africa. Once the bush is 'in your blood', it never leaves. These posts have me scanning through my photos now of the Kruger National Park, reminiscing of good times ....


At the KNP there is a camp called Letaba. Even though the camp is fenced off and closed at night, to protect you from the big 5 etc, there are some bushbuck that have made the camp home. They are not tame at all, but you can get pretty close to them.

Here's a pic I took on 9 Jan 2007



This was with a 1 Mega Pixel camera, so you get the idea how close I am to this little precious 1!

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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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I never told anyone of the location either....didn't want anyone going out and shooting just to have some sort of


....And I thank you on their behalf! I imagine there are hunters who would love to have one hanging on their walls.

And thanks for the photos, you and everyone.

Very nice. Such beautiful animals.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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Sweet pic! Thanks for sharing!

Here's one more I took:





I got some good close-ups of some wild turkeys too...it was a fun trip!




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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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I will see your Piball and raise you 4



I have seen some deer with really dark blotches but not sold nice pic



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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Fold! Ya got me beat on that one hillbilly4rent


spec



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:28 PM
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Ill see your 4, and raise you 4... LOL!
(These are Impala for those who might not know)



(Can you spot No8 (Waldo) hiding?)



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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Thank you for sharing, I needed a lift.

What a cutie!



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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Found a couple of more black deer pics taken in Austin,Tx -




Here is one somewhere in between - makes me wonder if a goat and a deer got confused one night?



spec

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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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A really beautiful picture. She must have known you weren't going to hurt her.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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here's another of a melanic buck that I found on the internet...I'll post the link instead of the image, as the deer is dead and hanging...

www.cryptomundo.com...


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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Very cool picture, I really needed a lift today..........what great pictures. Wow, never saw one that white before.

Thank you for sharing.

This isn't a deer, but this bear looks like he believes if he sits nicely at the table someone will magically bring him a hamburger and fries.




posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by ofhumandescent
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A really beautiful picture. She must have known you weren't going to hurt her.


Thank you. What made the experience even better is that I felt she trusted me too. She had her fawn with her, still in it's spots. I didn't manage to get a photograph of the fawn because it stayed back in the tall grass and I could only get glimpses. But the momma deer was definitely still feeding the fawn, as you can see in this photograph:





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