Community, Wildlife

Piebald Deer

A few years ago, we had a small piebald whitetail buck on the place.  He grew large enough to have spikes, then wandered off and didn’t return.  There can be a lot of reasons for a small buck deer not to return – wolves, coyotes, cougars and even human hunters – but one of my students from TSJC kept reminding me that the piebald coloring pattern is often associated with health problems

Our little guy didn’t show health problems – but he was pretty much isolated.  I suspect he was rejected by some of the tough old does for looking different –

Spot was never a particularly friendly little deer – but it was fun to have him where we were able to watch him. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s