The Tale of the Mysterious Deer

By John Adamski

Last week a friend emailed me a photo of an unusual-looking buck that he said was captured on a trail camera in the woods where he hunts deer in southern Livingston County. His question for me was, “Looks like a red deer. What do you think?” The deer in the photo was clearly not a whitetail and it did exhibit a reddish coloration that is different than the typical russet summer coats of our own native deer. Its antler formation was different as well. And it didn’t have a speck of white anywhere. He asked me not to disclose his identity or the location where the deer was photographed for privacy reasons, and so I won’t.

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John has been a published writer/photographer for 40 years and is a 4-time award-winning member of New York State Outdoor Writers Association. Two of those awards were for these "Life in the Finger Lakes" articles: Plight of the White Deer and From the Brink of Extinction.

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