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.


White Deer Park

2400 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC
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.
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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