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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tennessee hunter spots 12-point albino buck in rare sighting: ‘It was like seeing a ghost’

A hunter in Tennessee said she had a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” after spotting a rare albino buck last week.

Amy Henderson Hall shared a video and photos of the 12-point buck on Facebook, writing the animal “walked right underneath me and hung out with me for 30 minutes.”

“I teared up and was totally amazed,” she said.

Hall told Fox News Tuesday she spotted the buck while hunting on her friend’s property in Williamson County.

“It was a very eerie, ghostly feeling,” she said of the animal, adding it was her first time seeing an albino deer. “It took my breath away.”

White deer are “extremely rare,” according to the website, which is run by a group in Wisconsin that aims to protect the animals. The snowy color is a genetic trait that's inherited, according to the group.

Hall said the buck she saw was a “true albino,” meaning it had a pink nose and eyes, a “result of blood vessels showing through the skin and clear lens of the eyes,” reported.

The site reported only one in an estimated 20,000 deer are born with the condition.



Anonymous said...

Gimme what he's drinking and STAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There is 2 Albinos that I know of in Wicomico County. I see them feeding in the field a lot near my home. In the 70's there was one off RT 12.

Anonymous said...

From the Northwestern Woodsman: There are those who would to kill a beautiful animal like that. I suppose that it would momentarily make them feel manly. My policy is that I will not hunt anything that can’t shoot back. Try that if your desire is to appear more manly.

Anonymous said...

Right on !!!

Anonymous said...

Some actually hunt for food. So the burgers you eat can that cow shoot back dumb azzzzxx

Anonymous said...

He's Vegan !

Anonymous said...

How about that! And I just saw a "pied" buck this morning, on my way to work. It was totally white from the shoulders back, and blotched on the front legs and neck. Not a true albino, but a strange sight indeed. I've only seen one true albino and that was years ago, down towards the Marion Station area. Ir was standing in a field with some other deer at the edge of the woods, and it was totally pure white, no coloring whatsoever. I even stopped and checked it out with my binoculars because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Needless to say, I never saw it again. Poor thing couldn't hide anywhere looking like that. I'm sure it became some hunter's trophy. I don't believe that Maryland has any restrictions on harvesting that 1 in 100,000 rarity.