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Woman Snaps Rare Albino Buck In Back Garden

Woman Snaps Rare Albino Buck In Back Garden

A woman in the US captured stunning photographs of a rare albino buck that 'strolled through' her back garden.

Tracy Weese, from Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took the beautiful pictures of the white beast stood proudly among the snow outside her home.

Not every day you spot one of these in your back garden. Credit: Tracy Weese via Vilas Country Sheriff's Office
Not every day you spot one of these in your back garden. Credit: Tracy Weese via Vilas Country Sheriff's Office

The snaps were subsequently shared on Facebook by Vilas Country Sheriff's Office, which described the photos as an 'incredible sight'.

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The post has been shared 8,300 times and Tracy's snaps were lauded by animal-lovers.

Commenting on the sighting, one person said: "What an awesome picture! Beautiful animal. I've never seen a buck like this."

Another commented: "Beautiful please protect these UNIQUE creatures. I believe it is against the law to harm them."

A third added: "It is truly magnificent to see. I would hope any hunter seeing this would NOT shoot it. It is so much more beautiful alive than on your wall."

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Indeed, it is illegal in Wisconsin to shoot an 'all-white deer which is entirely white other than the hooves, tarsal glands, head and parts of the head'.

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Last month, fisherman in Indonesia stumbled upon something even rarer - a one-eyed albino baby shark (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo).

The animal was found inside the belly of an adult shark, which had died after being caught in nets as the fishermen sailed across Maluku province on 10 October.

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As the men cleaned the adult belly and cut it open to remove the gut, they were stunned to discover the tiny, white shark inside, which was one of three babies.

As well as its unusual white complexion, the shark also had only one eye in the middle of its head.

Fisherman Andy, 29, said the adult shark may have been pregnant with the unique baby when it was accidentally caught in the net.

The shark's mum died after getting caught in a net. Credit: ViralPress
The shark's mum died after getting caught in a net. Credit: ViralPress
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He said: "We found three babies inside its stomach, but one of them looked strange with only one eye. Its colour was strange too, like milk."

The fishermen reported their find to the local marine office, before handing over the rare baby shark, which was already dead when they found it.

It turns out the baby not only had albinism - which would have forced the shark to producer low amounts of melanin, hence the pigment in the body - but also a condition called cyclopia, a birth deformity that causes the embryo to form only one eye instead of two.

Featured Image Credit: Tracy Weese via Vilas Country Sheriff's Office

Topics: Viral, deer, Animal, US News

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