Kinnelon Critter File with her story about the Albino Deer. [We're a bit behind responding to them and appreciate your patience...]
The most exciting comment came from former Smoke Rise resident, Estelle Anderson [see New Pyramid Mountain Park Trail! and Needed: Split Rock Trail Maintainers For East Side].
Estelle shared with me the photo above of "Whitey Ford" and the following message:
"Whitey Ford" as I used to call him, was there in Smoke Rise when I lived on Long Meadow Rd. Saw him around our property quite a bit with the rest of the herd. Here's my photo of him from 2004. I'm happy he's alive & well.
Here in West Milford, we had an albino fawn this past spring; saw it along with its sibling in proper deer tan and their mother.
Please do go ahead and share. It's really neat this guy survives!
See you on a trail someday!
I already know that Chuck Mougalian will enjoy this story [I gave him a preview at the bus stop last Tuesday]. I expect that many of you will, too.
What are some of the 'Whitey Fords' you've come across recently? Leave me a comment or send me an email and I'll share it on the Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog!
Thank you, Estelle!
Added 4/10/11: I meant to include a link to this post titled Did You Hear About the White-Tail Deer? which includes frequently asked questions [e.g., how long do deer usually live? up to 10 years in the wild...]
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