Eagle River, Wisconsin: Albino Deer

A pale woodland oddity on display behind glass at the public library.

Olson Memorial Library

Address:
203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI
Directions:
Olson Memorial Library. North side of town, east of US Hwy 45.
Phone:
715-479-8070
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Albino deer.

Albino Deer

In April 1982, drivers on US Highway 45, between Eagle River and Conover, were entranced by a strange vision: a grazing albino buck with pink eyes. The 2-year old deer was spotted repeatedly in the North Woods, munching in the Spring snow melt along the road.

A week later, the buck was dead, hit by a car. Someone had the presence of mind to preserve the carcass and mount it for display. Today you can check out this white-pelted oddity in the window of Eagle River's public library -- positioned in mid-dash, perhaps as a reminder to the community of the seasonal hazards of unpredictable creatures.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/04/2008]

Albino deer display.

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