A Melanistic (Black) Fawn

So every once in a while you will see an albino deer. It's rare, but they do exist. But even more rare than that, I mean extremely rare, is the melanistic, or black deer. Their hair is black because they produce too much of the skin pigment melatonin. Check out these pictures below. Also, you can hit this link to find out more information on this rare animal.

9 comments:

  1. Pretty cool, will be checking it out this weekend!

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  2. What area theses pictures taken? That is beautiful! I didnt even know of such a thing!

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  3. It's actually called Melanin. Melatonin makes you sleep (from turkey, thanksgiving, etc).

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  4. I just can't understand why people would want to kill such a beautiful animal.

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  5. please don't kill this rare beautiful animal

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  6. You sure this isn't just the Madonna of the deer world and that's an african deer mixed in with hers?

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  7. Melatonin makes you sleep. MELANIN makes you black ;-)

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