photo by Jeff Howard
Several years ago, we had an all white deer that appeared to be a true albino, though we seldom saw it up close. It was smaller than average and surprised us when we saw it, thinking each time, for a brief moment, that it was a goat. I liked to think of it as a ghost deer though I was saddened when that thought became a fact. Hunting season cut its life short when it was killed by a man who was hunting on our family's land without permission. He later bragged about it. All I could think of was this tough guy who killed a deer that was easy to find and undersized without antlers.
Our new piebald fawn appears to be healthy and growing fast.
Darkness was coming fast as Jeff took photos while I drove. Hopefully these two photographs won't be the last. The fawns should be too young to be legally hunted this fall. They stay close to our house so perhaps they will make it. We look forward to seeing them more.