An Entire Peninsula is In Love With this Albino Deer named Marshmallow in Marquette, Michigan
An albino deer spotted near Marquette is enchanting everyone who has seen it.
This sighting of the deer, named Marshmallow, was shared on the Pure UP Facebook group.
Several commenters shared the rarity and majesty of the sighting around the Queen City.
Really striking, seeing it with other deer. Usually photos show an albino deer by itself.
She has been named marshmallow by her followers.
How Rare Are Albino Deer And Can They Legally Be Hunted in Michigan?
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission shares some stats on the rarity of seeing an albino
Albino deer are deer that lack pigmentation and have a completely white hide and pink eyes, nose and hooves....Albinism is much rarer and may only be observed in one in 30,000 deer.
Whenever an albino deer is spotted in the state, it makes news. Click on Detroit reports on a 2019 sighting at Kensington Metropark in Milford. That deer was a doe that gave birth to fawns soon after it was first spotted.
In 2014 a younger from Livingston County bagged a 12-point albino. The trophy was not without controversy with many upset at the taking of a rare specimen. There was once a regulation against hunting albino deer, that however has been listed. The Free Press reported at the time
Albino and exotic, all-white deer have been legal to hunt in Michigan since 2008, when the state lifted protection of the creatures, Rudolph said. The purpose of lifting the protection was to clear up confusion for hunters, he said.
The video of Marshmallow, or any albino deer is a striking image. Take a look at more stunning animal photos.