Monday, November 30, 2009

The White Deer

This is an amazing story! This white deer is one of a herd of about 200 on the grounds of the former Seneca Army Depot, in Romulus, New York. It is a facility of some 11,000 acres, and was used for storing munitions for over 50 years, from 1941 to 1994. There were reportedly atomic bombs stored here as well. I remember driving by once, just as a C-141 Starlifter broke out of the overcast and landed on the runway of the Depot. A security fence was built around the facility in 1941, and gradually the army noticed that there were some white deer on the property, along with the more numerous brown deer. Realizing they were special, they allowed the white herd to increase, while they controlled the population of the brown deer. We were driving by late in the day, and saw a few cars stopped alongside the road, and there were the white deer. I pulled up alongside the fence where this buck was feeding, he looked at me, and went back to his grazing. When he looked up again, I got this shot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a white deer so this is really cool! Talk about a "deer in the headlights" look - just staring right at you. Thanks for the info. bsk