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Hi All,

This is a little off the home inspection track but I thought folks would get a kick out of it. This is an email forwarded to me from one of my students.

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Albino Fawn.....from folks who live on Bolivar Peninsula , Texas

A very eventful day around here... A once in many lifetimes experience! Mark saw this lil' feller run out in front of a car, thought it was a lost baby goat. Stopped to get it, and WOW. A real Albino Whitetail Deer. Just hours old, but doing fine. No Momma deer around. Another car nearly hit it in front of Mark...

Well,, he is THE neatest thing any of us ever saw. And such a 'freak of nature', that only 1 in more than a million are even born. He took his bottle of food, followed us around the house, doing great. So, we called the Zoo & Fossil Rim, who were both interested, but we're going to send him to a Rehab farm, as a vet that we have never gotten along with works there... So, one of Dad's best friends is our Game Warden. Kinda reluctantly, but, I called him and told him the deal. He came right over, of course... and assured me that he wouldn't take it to that vet, that he was going to 'go to higher levels' than that with him.. So, he is gone now We got a lot of pix, and something we will never see again probably, so it was very cool. Maybe he will make it in captivity somewhere and be appreciated. So rare... Sure wanted to keep him tho. but, not the thing to do. And not LEGAL either ; But, here are a couple of pix to show ya. He was snow white, pink eyes, ears, nose and hooves. Kids called him POWDER. He was SO small. That is my shoe lying beside him... WOW..how cool is that??

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There's actually a herd of these guys up at Ft. Drum, New York.

When I was an MP stationed at Ft. Devens, MA in the early 80's, we had a transfer come in from Ft. Drum. He told me they had a white buck on Drum which the MP's and game wardens there had been protecting for years.

That buck had been spreading that faulty gene around and the number of albinos back then was about 10. I imagine that number is probably quite a bit more a quarter of a century later.



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