View Full Version : White buck at home in the Forest

09-24-2009, 12:10 PM
I was saddened by the loss of our white stag in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, in 2007 and I thought I would never have the opportunity to see and photograph one of these magnificent beasts in our forest again.

However, this was until Tuesday, 22 September, 2009, when I found and photographed a young pure white buck, probably around four years old which could well be the offspring of our fallen giant.

In Pictures: Fallow deer in the Forest of Dean

Although not native to Britain, the fallow deer have been present since the Normans introduced them to our forests during the 11th Century.

Fallow deer come in lots of different sizes and colours, from black to white.

Although pure white deer are rare, they must not be confused with the true albino deer, for these are extremely rare and seldom seen.

Please read the full article here:

BTW, where I live there is a herd of white deer with at least 10 or more animals. At least I can see those ones better at night while driving. ;)

Ought Six
09-24-2009, 03:58 PM
Very cool!

09-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Mouse I knew a gal like you would always be meeting white bucks
in the forest , but 10 per night ? :D

09-25-2009, 01:15 AM