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PHOTOS: White Deer Spotted at Upper Red Creek Ridge

White deer typically have a shorter life expectancy.

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.

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.

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jks December 05, 2012 at 11:18 PM
We have been seeing a small white deer, which looks a bit like a goat, in Red Creek Ridge in the vicinity of Hildreth Road and Red Creek Circle. It has been in the area for several months.
richard gise December 06, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I used to hunt in the off Flanders road within a mile of that area years ago and have seen a partially white dear for many years. It may be part of the gene pool from that heard.
Jim December 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Let me git ma gun and ill go blow his head clean off says one redneck to another. Golly id lik to hav dat head hanging in ma house.
Pamela Davis April 23, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Just saw a white deer - not 100% but about 80% white today on Realnautic Court in Hampton Bays. First time ever - will definitely take a photo next time but I scared it when I drove in and it ran away! Wow - weird. I had never even heard of one before!
Erica Jackson (Editor) April 23, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Thanks for sharing Pamela. If you get a photo do email it to me at Erica.jackson@patch.com.

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