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UPDATE: Albino deer hit and killed near Platteville, Wis.

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (KWWL) -

Update:  A dead deer was drawing a lot of attention in Platteville, Wisconsin, Friday.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office office posted a photo of the dead buck on the Sheriff Departments Facebook page, since then the post has been shared hundreds of times.

Todd Casper of the Grant County Sheriff's Department said the photo is of an albino deer. Casper said the department has responded to 219 car crashes involving a deer so far this year. He said 29 of those crashes occurring just this past week. He said this is the first crash involving a white deer.

Experts confirm albino deer are very rare. Joe Wilkinson with the Iowa DNR says an albino deer will have red eyes, a pink nose and pink inside ears. White deer have pigmentation in their noses and eyes are are not as rare. It has not been confirmed if this deer is an albino deer or a white deer. 

The Grant County Sheriff's Department said this is another reminder to make sure you take it slow during deer mating season.


Original Story: 

A rare deer was hit by a motorist this week in Wisconsin.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, an albino deer was struck and killed on Hwy 151 near Platteville.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office took the photo, and the DNR now has possession of the deer carcass.

Albino deer are different than white deer. Joe Wilkinson with the Iowa DNR says an albino deer will have red eyes, a pink nose and pink inside their ears. Wilkinson says white deer are raised in parts of the U.S., but are more prominent in Europe.


Lauren DeWitt contributed to this story. 


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