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Old 12-06-2005, 09:01 PM
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Before everyone jumps all over this post...I was driving today and I caught a quick glimpse of whatI thought was a black deer (whitetail deer with a black body). It was about a 1/4 mile away, but the field was covered in snow and the thing looked as black as could be and ran like a deer. So, has anyone seen what looks like a black deer or am I just seeing things?

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:13 PM
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You weren't seeing things. Someone posted pics of one in this forum a while back. There is a name for the condition, but I can't remember off-hand. Somebody else will probably know for sure.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:13 PM
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follow this link to a post about them

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1320938
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:38 PM
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A black deer, or melanistic deer is rarer than a true albino let alone a white deer. You might have been mistaken or not but they do exist....
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:56 AM
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somone posted a pic of a black buck that was killed last year by some woman. It was as black as an angus cow. Pretty wild.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:01 AM
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here is a link.... http://www.ttha.com/agallery/gallery...=&shownew=
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:17 AM
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North American Whitetail: Weird Whitetails
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:26 AM
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Whoa, now that's wild! I thought a fallow deer was weird...One was shot here in caroline county maryland
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:21 PM
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Guy i work with hunted in Coshocton county Ohio last year shot one.also have seen one while driving near columbus almost wrecked my car checking it out. The wife would have loved that lol
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:31 PM
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Yep, melanistic deer, I saw one up in the hill country laying by the road, nice buck to, black as coal.
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