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Rare white deer spotted in New Brunswick

A New Brunswick MLA was able to catch a glimpse of a unique deer.
A New Brunswick MLA was able to catch a glimpse of a unique deer. Courtesy of Bruce Fitch

A rare all-white deer was spotted in Memrancook, N.B., by Bruce Fitch, MLA for Riverview.

Fitch says he saw it while he and some of his family were at the Domaine Latitude 46 Estate Winery for the grape harvest when he saw the uniquely coloured animal.

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“I was able to get out of my car and snap a few shots,” he told Global News in an email.

Courtesy of Bruce Fitch
Courtesy of Bruce Fitch

Deer are normally brown or grey but a deer like this is known as a piebald deer; one which is mostly white with some brown and black areas.

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According to the Department of Natural Resources, piebald deer occur in less than one per cent of the deer population.

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