Albino deer are extremely rare to see in the wild. This video was recorded by Abbey Way near Ligonier, Pennsylvania around 3 AM Thursday morning shows one such albino deer grazing with a group of other normal-pigment deer. Way stated in a comment on the video that the deer “was completely white and it did have red/pink looking eyes. It was beautiful!” Watch the video below:
This isn’t the first time an albino deer has been spotted in this area. One Facebook user named Tricia Dunegan Scott shared this photo below of a white deer she recently saw near Hastings, Pennsylvania:
Albino deer are a rare sight. However, they can be found throughout North America. They often will not last long in the wild due to their white fur being quite revealing. While a brown deer can blend in with its environment, albino deer stand out like a sore thumb.
In a December 2013 report published by USA Today, Wisconsin naturalist John Bates, co-author of “White Deer: Ghosts of the Forest,” said albino deer are born once in about 20,000 births. Some biologists claim only one in 100,000 deer is born albino, the report said.
Check out this amazing footage of a group of albino deer seen in Wisconsin a few years ago. Watch: