Saw an unusual deer recently…wonder if anyone else has seen one?

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    JohnL57
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    I was hiking in Utah recently and came upon this spotted deer-took pics with my phone but quality isn’t great.


    It’s the only time I’ve ever seen one like that, how about you folks?
    John

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    Dirte
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    I’m pretty sure that is a Holstein cow!

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    oldspook
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    “JohnL57”I was hiking in Utah recently and came upon this spotted deer-took pics with my phone but quality isn’t great.

    It’s the only time I’ve ever seen one like that, how about you folks?
    John
     

    
I’ve seen albinos but never a spotted one.  Looks like a good adaptation to that habitat.

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    Bradyman1
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    Crazy!

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    iride
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    I got some hunting land I can use down by Junction Texas, Lots of game down there that have escaped ranches,
    I got to stop and try and figure out what the hell it is,
    One is black and brown and has antlers like a moose , and about the size of a horse.
    Never seen them at the feeders, (camera) just on the side of the road.
    Deer in picture kind of look like a cross between a axis and a mule deer?
    Mike 

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    X27
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    piebald or pied animal is one that has a pattern of pigmented spots on an unpigmented (white) background of hair, feathers or scales.

    That is what you have there, its like a half albino mix.

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    ztirffritz
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    If that deer was about 20ft to the right in your second photo it’d disappear. Evolution is amazing ain’t it?

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    jspade
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    In white tailed deer it is a pretty common occurance, and although i have never seen a mule deer in person I have never seen even an photo of a pie bald mule deer. Very nice thanks for sharing.

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    Nueces
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    Found a few articles with a web search.  Not terribly uncommon evidently.

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    Topcat
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    Where’s the tail? I don’t see a tail

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    JohnL57
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    Taking a hint from Nueces I did a google search and found a pic of the very same doe! I saw it at Arches National park, it was very tame. Apparently somebody else has seen and photographed the same doe, small world.

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    Jeffhalfrack
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    Cool. Check out the Seneca white deer heard in my neck of the woods JeffW

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    Blackmouth
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    irideI got some hunting land I can use down by Junction Texas, Lots of game down there that have escaped ranches,
    I got to stop and try and figure out what the hell it is,
    One is black and brown and has antlers like a moose , and about the size of a horse.
    Never seen them at the feeders, (camera) just on the side of the road.
    Deer in picture kind of look like a cross between a axis and a mule deer?
    Mike 

    Google fallow deer, they can be white, spotted brown similar to an axis and chocolate brown.  I wouldn’t say as big as a horse but they do have palmated antlers similar to moose.  Axis, blackbuck, sika, and fallow deer are the most common free-ranging exotics found in the Hill Country of Texas.

    That piebald deer is a cool find, they have several melanistic (dark colored) deer in Central Texas.  

    (Apparently I don’t know how the quote option works, I apologize how this post looks)

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    bowwild
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    Yep, piebald. More common than albino. The rarest color mutation is a “black” or  melanistic whitetail deer. 

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    Moorair
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    Hello JohnL57. Beautiful pictures of her, thanks for sharing. I used to shoot Whidbey Island where the little black tail deer roamed. There were quite a few with varying degrees of white. I was never tempted to shoot one, poor things stood out like one thing. 

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    Ziabeam
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    “ztirffritz”…. Evolution is amazing ain’t it?

     

    
God had His thinking cap on when he contemplated where them thar deer might roam.

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    colbhasa
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    I visited Arches in 2015 and 2016. Didn’t take my rifle though. 😉 Beautiful country. Saw this doe at Devil’s Garden just at sunrise.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154942695372954&set=a.10150318306137954.356839.594647953&type=3&theater

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    nattydread
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    Piebald deer. Bad genetics.

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    JohnL57
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    “colbhasa”I visited Arches in 2015 and 2016. Didn’t take my rifle though. 😉 Beautiful country. Saw this doe at Devil’s Garden just at sunrise.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154942695372954&set=a.10150318306137954.356839.594647953&type=3&theater

    
I would like to go on record as passing right by Cabela’s AND Bass Pro Shops superstores without going in. I did have my wife with me which would have made concealing any long brown boxes rather difficult. It could have been worse, I might have had to drive past Airguns of Arizona!
    John

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    grizzlyadams
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    you will have that when animals start inbreeding. there is a military base out here in the finger lakes (nys) where the deer are fenced in (or were) inbred albinos and piebalds

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