This snowy white deer is so beautiful! The only time he blends in must be in winter when everything is covered in snow. We didn’t know that deer can be white or nearly all white. This coloration is due to a genetic condition known as leucism, which causes a loss of pigmentation in the deer’s hair and skin.
Leucistic deer can appear almost completely white or have patches of white on their coat, but their eyes, nose, and hooves remain the typical dark coloration of their species. Given that white deer can’t disguise themselves as well in nature, they become easy prey for hunters and other predators such as coyotes. It would be impossible for such a herd to survive in the wild.
When It's Raining
We've all wondered what animals get up to when it rains outside. No sun? No stress! Storms won’t dampen the spirits of this black bear. Even when it might be too rainy to hunt, there are still plenty of opportunities to fish. Whoever said fishing in the rain wouldn't be fun?
Bears live for the thrill of wrestling the behemoth sea monster on the other side of the lure. So when it comes to fishing, it would appear that it is a no-brainer any time of year. Come rain or shine, bears are always ready for a quick dip. Especially if it means they can get a tasty reward.
Have you ever seen a deer walking on its hind legs? While it may seem like an unlikely scenario, we now have proof that deer can practice this peculiar behavior. While it is unclear why this deer decided to walk on two legs, it could be that this is a learned behavior.
The sight of a deer walking on its hind legs is certainly a curious one and has captured the attention of many people around the world. It is not completely unheard of that animals learn new behaviors to better adapt to their surroundings and it certainly reminds us of how surprising nature can be.
Polka Dot Moose
We have never seen a moose with fur like that! What a special coat he has, we've never seen anything like it. Moose are not typically known for having a polka-dot coat. However, this looks like a young moose. Moose calves have a unique coloration when they are born, with white spots on a reddish-brown coat.
This helps them to blend in with their surroundings and avoid detection by predators. Occasionally, moose may have white or lighter-colored patches on their coats due to a genetic condition called piebaldism. This condition results in patches of unpigmented skin and hair, which can give the appearance of spots or polka dots.
Wild Whitetail Footage
Wild Whitetails are known for being very adaptable and for their ability to thrive in a variety of different habitats, from forests and grasslands to suburban and urban areas. These animals certainly aren't rare, but it is rare to see them running like this in the middle of the woods.
Maybe we're just being a little sentimental because we've seen "Bambi" a few too many times when we were younger, but we really enjoy seeing deer unencumbered by urban sprawl and human development. There really is nothing like watching wild animals roam free in the woods, just as nature intended.