A white deer was spotted prancing in the upper Red Creek Ridge in Hampton Bays this weekend by an area resident.
While white deer, otherwise known as a piebald deer, are uncommon to the area, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, they have been spotted on the East End in the past.
In Dec. 2011, a Patch freelancer caught one on camera in Quiogue near Aspatuck Creek.
White deer are similar to typically colored deer, Bill Fonda of the DEC told Patch in 2011, but, he said, “They tend to have a shorter life expectancy." The reason — they stand out and are more susceptible to predators.
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