Rare black deer photographed near Moab, Utah.
Some deer garner more attention than others. In most cases, it’s because of trophy antlers, but this story is about a melanistic deer that roamed in Moab, Utah.
The Utah Wildlife Resources shared a post and images of an extremely rare deer.
“Melanistic deer — which overproduce melanin, the pigment that turns their hair black — are much rarer than all-white or piebald deer.
Jennifer Horton spotted this one in Moab last year.#WildlifeWednesday“
North American Whitetail coined deer with melanism as “the rarest of the rare.”
With the help of social media, these rare deer don’t seem as rare. In fact, after a simple search many photos surface of deer with the same condition.