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.