Sunday, June 14, 2009

CatmomaJ's white deer

We live on an island, and it is very rare for new creatures to crawl across the bridge or swim the 5 miles from the mainland, so we have a population of deer that eventually interbreed. THey are small, but they breed like crazy. The only natural predators are the coyotes that were brought over to control the rabbit population, and of course the proverbial teenager with a 22 rifle or a shotgun. Needless to say, when theses deer are corraled by houses and fences and highways, they will interbreed, and we end up with some very strange looking holstein like deer. Very rare on THIS Island, but in the SAN JUANS (2 islands over) they are very prevalent.




CatMomaJ took these yesterday out her bedroom window. This one is not an albino deer, but a very pale color nonetheless. Judy has been watching her for about a year now and she is quite shy. I would expect her to breed this year and possibly have some little baby white deer!


12 comments:

Bobbie said...

I've never seen a white deer! How different they look. Great pictures.

I hope you get some resolution to all the pain you have, Mary Lou. I also think that a chiropractor might be able to help you. Or possibly cortisone injections.

Take care!

Carla said...

Interesting! I've never seen a white deer either.

Also: I wish Catmoma J. would start blogging again.

Mary Lou said...

SEE JUDY!!! YOU ARE MISSED!!

Brenda said...

How beautiful!! Great shot Catmoma!

NJ said...

I am always fascinated by deer. I never see too many of them. Nice pictures.

cassie-b said...

Do I know CatmomoJ? I just turned her down in facebook. Is it you? Can you help me out.

Anonymous said...

This is for Cassie-b...

No, I'm not on FaceBook yet, but my son is trying to convince me to come on board. Hummm, so there is another 'catmoma' on there huh! This could get nasty.
LOL,LOL,LOL!!!

catmomaj said...

This is for Cassie-b.

No, I'm not on FACEBOOK yet. My son is trying to convince me to sign up, and I'm considering doing so.
Humm,, another 'catmoma' huh! This could get nasty. LOL,LOL,LOL!!!

P.S.,,, Carla... I'm thinking about starting a new blog. Thank you for asking.

Donna said...

Wow! She's beautiful!!hughugs

Karenth said...

ML, I've been really absent, and SO MUCH has changed! I knew that you lost Michael, but the rest is new to me today. Is Bob healed? Are you you as depressed and angry as you SOUND? I wish I could be an angel for you -- you sure deserve a break! I wish there was a way to get you hooked up with The Hospital for Special Surgeries in NYC. Darn, I'm not helping one bit here. More later.

Anji said...

What a beautiful deer. I've only ever seen deer in captivity

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