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I saw an all-black deer while hunting in upstate New York last season. One of my buddies saw it too, so I'm not crazy. How rare

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  • I saw an all-black deer while hunting in upstate New York last season. One of my buddies saw it too, so I'm not crazy. How rare

    I saw an all-black deer while hunting in upstate New York last season. One of my buddies saw it too, so I'm not crazy. How rare are they?

  • #2
    You are crazy. There are no all-black deer.

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    • #3
      Yeah, and there aren't any black squirrels either

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      • #4
        I've been hunting upstate New York for 32 years and I've never seen anything close to an all-black deer!
        I would say what you saw, is VERY RARE!!!

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        • #5
          Yes guys there is all black deer and they are as rare or rarer than a albino or monarch. They are called Melanistic deer and they are black because of something to do in the genes.

          -Hope I helped-

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          • #6
            a back deer seems plausible
            and by the way Henry Wefer there are black square

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            • #7
              it is true they are rarer than albino deer

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              • #8
                They exist, and are rarer than albinos. In deer, at least.

                T is right. They are melanistic. Best examples of this are "black panthers". They're just all black leopards or jaguars. The gene that gives them some black coloration gets overactive and makes them all black.

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                • #9
                  very rare.

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                  • #10
                    Would be neat to see. seen a couple of albinos and a dozen or so black squirrels.

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                    • #11
                      Your lucky to see that! Its like winning the jackpot lottery

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                      • #12
                        never heard of one...very rare and you were probably lucky to have seen one.

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            You're not crazy but they do exist and they are very rare of their kind!!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              I saw 2 black deer, doe and fawn, a couples weeks ago. I'm not sure if they were all black, but they were black. When I first saw them running past me at about 30 yards, I thought that they were dogs or wild pigs. But as they ran past, I saw that they were deer with white tails. I was really confused at first because they are either grayish in color or sometimes still redish in the early season. I thought that they might have been dark red, but the more I think about it, the more I am sure that they are black.

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