Oct 26, 2017

Melanistic

That's what a whitetail deer with black hair is called, and rare.  First one either of us has ever seen!  Some have black faces but this one was marked on the majority of his body and neck.  Not a very good photo, taken at dusk through a window.  He is quite skittish and when he came back for more corn, my movement scared him off again.  I hope not into the path of a hunter.
 
Remember the old cast iron sink with drainboards they took out of the woods?  That's the back of it you see leaning against the tree behind him.  No place for it and no ideas for a outdoor stand/display.  It's quite large and very heavy, Mark said once it's in place, it will never be moved again!   I have two words for that.  Locking casters.

 
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5 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Well, you learn something new every day!
Love the kitty pic in the previous post.
Lauren

C. M. Designs said...

Oh, my, goodness..........handsome fellow !
Where there's a will there's a way ! Petunias would be beautiful in that sink !
Charlotte in Va.

Mary said...

Something that magnificent and rare should never be shot...glad you got a photo of him. The back of the tub looks like a door, maybe he can escape to Narnia to be safe.

deb said...

What a lovely creature! Thanks for sharing him.

Frances N said...

I didn't know about deer with that coloring--and I live in MS where deer are everywhere!
I, too, hope that hunters don't get him!!

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