Video: Wisconsin's White Deer

Brilliant albino deer haunt the woods near Boulder Junction, Wis.
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Brilliant albino deer haunt the woods near Boulder Junction, Wis.



Worried that white spirit bears might nab all the attention, ungulates decided to ramp up the PR machine: A pack of stunning white deer haunts the north woods of Wisconsin. Check out this PBS special, complete with mystical, faux-Native American music and the hushed, reverent tones only PBS nature-show narration can provide:

Nobody knows exactly why the albino deer are so concentrated in this part of Wisconsin. The deer are protected from hunting, and naturalists speculate that they get to take advantage of exceptional camouflage for the six-month duration of a northern Wisconsin winter.

—Ted Alvarez