Rare white-headed deer spotted near San Rafael February 22, 2013 California

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Rare white-headed deer spotted near San Rafael February 22, 2013 California, Marin Independent Journal
... "This black-tailed deer herd was notable for the white-headed deer that appeared to be its leader,"  ... Photographer Norm Levin ... It has a genetic oddity called leucism ... caused by a recessive gene, said Melanie Piazza, director of animal care at WildCare in San Rafael... A similar deer was seen about three years ago in the San Rafael area being followed by a fawn that had inherited the same patterning.



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