‘Piebald’ deer spotted in northern New Mexico

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A New Mexico Game and Fish officer came upon a rare sight recently. 

Officer Tyler Twichell saw a “piebald” deer. 

He took a picture near Tierra Amarilla while on patrol. 

“Piebald” means having two patches of color and is a result of a rare genetic defect. 

Unlike the albino deer, which has pink eyes, a pink nose and pinkish hooves, piebald deer have normal brown pigment. 

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