Albino deer, town mascot, put on posthumous display

The simply named "White Deer," a 2-year old albino deer adopted by the town of Garner as a mascot, was killed when struck by an automobile in late 2001. In November 2002, she reappeared in town -- stuffed and on exhibit at Old Garner High School. She's since moved on to a temporary stint at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC.

A 96-acre park in Garner named "White Deer Park" may become permanent home of the stuffed albino in a plexiglass display -- if locals can raise the money and figure out how to prevent bucks from charging it during mating season.

[11/30/2002]

White Deer Park

Address:
2400 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC
Directions:
Nature Center, White Deer Park. South of town. Timber Drive to Aversboro Rd, then south for nearly a mile. The park is on the left. Once you enter, bear left to the Nature Center. The deer is in a glass case in its outside wall.
Hours:
Gate open Apr-Sep Tu-Sa 10-7, Oct-Mar Tu-Sa 12-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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