The Magical Albino Deer Herd Of Wisconsin Is Breathtaking

People have been fascinated with the rare sightings of the albino whitetail deer for generations

The chances of a deer being born albino are 1 in 20,000, and the chances of an albino deer surviving until adulthood are even worse.

This is because their solid white coats get rid of their natural camouflage and make them more susceptible to predator attacks.

Albino animals are also usually more susceptible to health problems such as poor eyesight among other things.

Very few people have ever encountered these “ghost deer” in person, even in Boulder Junction which is home to a number of albino deer herds.

Experts are still unsure why this area has such a high population of white deer, biologists say there is no explanation for the phenomenon.

Photographer Jeff Richter published a book showcasing a beautiful selection of white deer taken in the region.

Residents of Boulder Junction are very protective of their local mysterious white deer herds, this even includes avid hunters.

Albino deer are currently illegal to be hunted in Wisonsin, and it is thought that this may have contributed to their high population.

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!