Friday, December 31, 2010

White Deer-"the ghosts of the forest"

White Deer from Wisconsin Public Television--Wisconsin reporter Joe Garrick gives a rare look at the elusive herd of white deer, a band of white deer near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.  They were photographed over a period of ten years by nature photographer Jeff Richter.   John Bates, a well-known North Woods naturalist, researched the science and history of the white deer.  He is the author of the text of Richter's book White Deer.

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Black Deer

They are called melanistic...the opposite of albino.  Black deer are more rare than the white deer.

Pictures were taken by RJ Verge near Beamsville, Ontario, Canada.

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