Albino Deer Spotted at Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus, Indiana [VIDEO]
Real estate agent, Soraia Bell, was quick with her phone on Friday when she spotted an albino deer grazing with its herd while out showing properties.
Soraia, an agent with ERA First Advantage in Santa Claus, posted the video to her Facebook page after spotting the rarity.
Whether or not this is a true albino or simply just a white deer is difficult to determine from the video. The difference between the two being that true albinos have pink noses and eyes as a "result of blood vessels showing through the skin and clear lens of the eyes," according to Protect the White Deer.com. The close up shot at the end of Soraia's video seems to show the pink coloring which leads me to believe (in my completely unprofessional opinion), this is a true albino.
Albino deer are extremely rare. Citing Wisconsin Northwoods naturalist and co-author of White Deer: Ghosts of the Forest, John Bates, Protect the White Deer notes "the chances of an albino deer being born are about 1 in 20,000...Other sources say the odds are closer to 1 in 30,000."