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Two rare albino deer spotted together in Wake Forest

Posted December 6, 2020 9:20 a.m. EST
Updated December 6, 2020 9:46 a.m. EST

My husband took these as he was leaving the Wake Forest post office. Not one, but two albino deer! How exciting!

— Two rare albino deer were spotted by a post office in Wake Forest.

Albino deer lack pigmentation and have a completely white hide and pink eyes, nose and hooves, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission.

Albino Deer

The two albino deer were running in a herd across from the Wake Forest Post Office, on the grounds of Northern Wake Senior Center on East Holding Avenue.

Albino Deer

Only one in every 30,000 deer are albino, the NC Wildlife commission says. But WRAL Viewer David Laudadio had the rare chance of being able to see two albino deer at the same time. His wife, Suzanne, said it was a thrill.

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There are also piebald deer, which have have blotches of white coloration on portions of their hide that are usually dark in color, the commission said. Traits of piebald deer are much more common -- about one in 1,000 deer have piebald traits.

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