Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Owlscrying

Specter deer inhabit Wisconsin woods

2 posts in this topic

Boulder Junction, Wis. - Biologists note an active population of rare pale white deer has existed in the area since at least the 1950s.

Brian Kirkpatrick, professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin, said the deer are not albinos, as they have pale blue eyes, in contrast to the pink eyes of true albinos.

Wildlife photographers flocked to the area recently to take advantage of the increased sightings.

Jeff Richter, a wildlife photographer and co-author of the book "White Deer: Ghosts of the Forest," told the Sentinel "these white deer really get a hook into people."

A photographer for the Sentinel, took his son to experience the rare deer, telling him he may never have another experience like this in his life.

"It's like a white flash," he said of spotting the deer.

go

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

White deer are good luck here. Piney and Nanticoke-Lenape hunters won't shoot one. We were watching one about 2 years ago then some out-of-area hunter shot it. The Pineys who hang at the weight station on Rt.72 told him not to come back.

Lapiche

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.