Mother nature does toss in some oddities at times ... such as a the piebald deer. What is a piebald deer? A piebald deer is a white-tailed deer; but this also happens with others of the deer family, such as with elk, caribou, mule deer, etc... It's a genetic variation where the animal has more white fur than normal. It might be in big large patches, or almost covering the entire body. It is not an albino. No one really knows why this genetic variation happens.
Piebalds are not very common ~ and hunters and outdoor enthusiasts may go their entire lives without seeing one. So if you've never seen or heard of a piebald before, don't feel bad.
We have a piebald in our neck of the woods. It's been around for about five years now. I have seen it on several occasions; but never have the camera with when I do. The other day, Dear Son InLaw happened to spot it down the power line and managed to snap off a photo. Not the best shot ... but you can still see it. It was standing to the right of the other two deer that it usually is seen with.
Even when I tried zooming in on the picture ~ I can't seem to get a decent clear photo of it ... sorry.
We came across another oddity of nature yesterday while out blackberry picking. It was this willow. I don't know what kind of willow it is; or if this is how it's suppose to be and I'm just not familiar with the species.
Oh well ... I guess we just don't always have the answers as to why mother nature slips in an oddball once in awhile. I suppose, to keep us guessing??
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.