Sunday, February 22, 2009

A local myth

This week I have had many visits with our elusive friend, so I thought I would share her with you. This picture is not a very good one, but you can still see her. She is a white deer. They are rare and because of their color they don't come out from hiding too often. This one is an exception. She lives in a wooded area around the school. I suppose she has gotten used to people stopping to admire her and rarely starts anymore when we walk closer to visit with her.


For a long time people talked about a white deer, but few could support their story with a sighting. She became a bit of a secretive legend or myth in our town. Everyone knows about her, but not many will talk about her for fear of revealing "their special secret." Many don't realize that this particular deer is actually the offspring of another white deer. There was a short time two years ago that you could see the mother out in the open with her baby. She was completely white and absolutely stunning. Something happened to her though. That winter the little one began showing up alone and we haven't seen her since.


My mom and I stay at the school late a lot of afternoons and we are often blessed with a visit from her. Sometimes she will graze with her friends right outside the hallway door. I feel so lucky to have a chance to spend so much time with her.




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10 comments:

Photogrl said...

Very cool! I feel peace looking at the picture, I can only imagine how you feel seeing it IRL.

Thanks for sharing!

TracksAndTrails.ca said...

Wow. You have been very blessed! Albino buffalo had special meaning with First Nations. Albino dear are just as special I am sure. I go hiking a lot up here in Canada and I have never seen an albino deer and have only heard of one other person that has.

Mrs. Olson said...

How cool! I didn't even know that they existed!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Oh wow, that must be amazing to see. What a special sighting.

Kristin said...

Very cool. I have seen a white deer once but, of course, I didn't have a camera with me.

Cassandra said...

Amazing! She really stands out compared to the regular old brown deer.

Beautiful Mess said...

What a beautiful deer! I've heard about them, but I've never been lucky enough to see one. Thank you for the picture!

alicia said...

oh wow! she is so pretty!!

Coffeegrl said...

Is it silly that I like to imagine it's actually a unicorn we're seeing? I wear glasses to see things at a distance and am certain that were I in your shoes I would, in fact, mistake that deer for a unicorn. Hokey, but magical no?

WiseGuy said...

How do you know it is a unicron with its horn missing?

Just joking....it must have been amazing to see it there!