You just never know
The reason I take my camera EVERYWHERE I go:
This is the piebald buck Sam spotted in the back yard yesterday. By the time I got my camera he had wandered back into the woods behind the house so I missed the shot.
On the way home today I spotted him just down the street so I handed Frankie the camera, stopped the truck about 10 yards away and she got these shots from the passenger side window.
Buckmanager.com defines a piebald as:
A genetic variation (defect) produces the piebald condition in white-tailed deer, not parasites or diseases. Piebald deer are colored white and brown similar to a pinto pony. Sometimes they appear almost entirely white. In addition to this coloration, many have some of the following observable conditions: bowing of the nose (Roman nose), short legs, arching spine (scoliosis), and short lower jaws. This genetic condition is rare with typically less than one percent of white-tailed deer being affected.
Seeing a piebald is said to be lucky. I sure hope some of that luck gets applied to the lottery ticket Frankie had just purchased a few minutes earlier! If it does we’re all going to Disneyland!