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Albino Deer

Posted by Maya Atchan,
North Country explorer from Beirut, Lebanon
December 20, 2013

As St. Lawrence County roadways were preparing for the wintery snowy storm predictions, roads were starting to get slick and covered with ice, I came across this albino deer as I was driving very slow back home from Canton to Potsdam. Unexpectedly, I saw this albino or white deer staring at me. Super fast, I grabbed my camera and snapped this picture.... After I shared this photo on North Country Now online, I received a private message to my Facebook inbox saying "...He has been around for 7 years and we love him dearly. Please don't tell just where you saw him. He is a treasure and you took a great picture of him. He must have just lost his antlers because I have a picture..."


Erika Barthelmess

Maya - what an amazing sighting! thanks for sharing it here!

Posted: 03/31/2014 - 12:30

Mackenzie Burns

That's a very interesting picture, I've never seen an albino deer before. I hope it is still alive and well!

Posted: 08/26/2016 - 13:17