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White Deer Spotted in Quiogue

At least one white — or piebald — deer is living near Aspatuck Creek.

A rare, white deer was spotted in Quiogue near Aspatuck Creek on Saturday by Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch freelancer Jessica DiNapoli.

“It isn’t common," New York State Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Bill Fonda said of recent white deer sightings, including recently.

"We don’t have great herds of white deer or piebald deer on Long Island,” he said.

White deer are similar to typically colored deer, Fonda said, but, he added, “They tend to have a shorter life expectancy.” The reason being, they stand out and are more susceptible to predators.

Have you spotted white or piebald deer around Westhampton-Hampton Bays? Let us know where and when by leaving a comment below. You can also click "Submit Photo & Video" to share your deer photos.

Virginia Whitelaw December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Please don't shoot him/her!
luann December 14, 2011 at 01:39 PM
There was one in Remsenburg last year too ! It was beautiful !!
Erica Jackson (Editor) December 14, 2011 at 03:17 PM
Jude Lyons said via Facebook, "Pls take csre of it as best you can...."
Philip Grossman January 01, 2012 at 03:24 PM
We have one in our neighborhood. Whbeach stillwaters. He's been here for 6 months ans is almost all white long fur spits on back. Sets with so born deer Where did he come from
Erica Jackson (Editor) January 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Phillip, if you can get a photo of him, e-mail it to me at Erica.Jackson@Patch.com
monkey lewis December 11, 2012 at 07:36 AM
tastes like bambi lite
Virginia Whitelaw December 12, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Please don't give out info where they are, some fat head will go shoot it.

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