In nature, a piebald deer is quite a rarity.
This piebald-colored buck was spotted crossing an old road and caught on camera.
Watch this video, captured on property owned by Ohio’s Starkey Hollow Whitetails, and decide if you would take the shot.
Quite the footage, and we have Starkey Hollow Whitetails to thank.
In nature, genetic anomalies occur in odd ways. All white (albino), and all black mammals have been seen on occasion in the woods. Even more rare is the piebald deer, only found in less than one percent of the population, according to the Virginia Department of Game.
Piebald coloring is a genetically inherited trait and is similar to pinto or calico coloring, the fur alternating in whites and browns.
A man was able to capture this beautiful piebald buck on camera. If you were hunting would you take the shot or allow it to pass on its genetics to future generations?
Piebald coloring is often found in deer with other physical deformities, such as skeletal and internal malfunctions. Therefore, these animals are not protected.