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Claim: Photographs show an albino whitetail deer fawn.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Origins: Although white deer are not uncommon, true albino deer (distinguishable from white deer by their pink eyes) are less common.
These photographs have been attributed as follows:
This little Albino Whitetail Deer fawn was found in Conroe, Texas by Johnny and Kathy Maddox, they in turn called the game warden to have the deer examined and sent to a place for rehabilitation. It is such a 'freak of nature', that only 1 in more than a million are even born.We haven't yet been able to contact the persons named to verify if they were indeed the ones who found the fawn pictured above.
Hunting, trapping, or possession of albino deer is prohibited in some jurisdictions.
Last updated: 13 July 2005
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