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Black Deer Photographed In Michigan

Jennifer Smith

Posted on June 03 2019

We've seen brown deer. We've even see white albino deer...but, black deer? They are rare. So, rare that they have only been spotted in a few states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas and South Carolina.

A real estate agent in Michigan, named John Roach, shared his backyard photos of a black deer, the latest discovery. 

“I see a lot of critters up here but I have never seen nor even heard of one of these,” Roach wrote.

"According to the Quality Deer Management Association, black deer are known as melanistic whitetails because they are all black except for a white portion on the tail."

The earliest recorded sighting was in 1929; and while black deer have only been seen in some states, it's possible that they can be seen throughout the United States. 

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