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White Deer

November 8, 2013 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director

Last summer someone donated a whole bunch of postcards to the museum.  It was a anonymous donation.

There were many postcards that are from the Park Rapids area.  I found them all very interesting.

I want to share this one during Deer Season.

Have you ever seen a white deer before?  Does anyone know the story behind this deer?   If so please leave a comment!

To all the area hunters, have a safe hunting season!


1 Comment

  1. Evan Hazard says:

    If those spots are normally pigmented hairs, it’s not an example of simple recessive albinism, which shows up rarely in many mammals and birds: gray squirrels, moose, raccoons, Norway rats, housemice, domestic rabbits, domestic ducks, etc. On the other hand, it could be that mutation occurred in one cell very early in that deer’s embryological development and that cell gave rise to most of the deer’s skin cells. These days, appropriate experts could probably analyzed the DNA in a small sample of the hide and tell you. It might cost more than it’s worth to find out.

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