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Eagle River, Wisconsin: Albino Deer

A pale woodland local oddity is now stuffed and on display inside a glass case.

Trees For Tomorrow

519 E. Sheridan St., Eagle River, WI
Trees For Tomorrow. Northeast edge of town. From Sheridan St. turn north onto Trees St.
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Albino deer.

Albino Deer

The albino deer is no longer at the library; it is now at Trees For Tomorrow.

[Craig Grondfeldt, 07/21/2020]

Trees For Tomorrow is an offshoot of the U.S. Forest Service, promoting woodlands and "natural resources management."

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.

[ Team, 02/04/2008]

Albino deer display.

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