One couple in Tennessee says they spotted a very rare white deer in their backyard.
Abbey Cabler and her husband say they saw the deer outside their home in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in the early morning hours of October 24, according to WKRN, a local ABC affiliate.
“Sure enough there he is, just kind of like right on the other side of our porch, closer to the tree line just eating away on the bushes,” Cabler told the outlet.
In an Facebook update ,, Cabler revealed that her family had named the deer Casper. They plan to track him and make sure its safety.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment, but the agency told WKRN that only one in every 20,000 to 30,000 deer have full albinism.
Some deer can also become “piebald,” a condition where animals are mostly white, but still have some patches of color, the agency said.
One of Cabler’s neighbors said to the outlet they saw the deer with a leg injury last year. Cabler said the deer still has visible marks where the injury healed, and is now apparently “thriving.”
Hunting, killing, or trapping an “albino” deer is a crime in Tennessee, according to the TRWA. Tennessee law describes an “albino” deer as having “a lack, or significant deficiency, of pigment in the skin and hair, and pink eyes,” according to the agency. Violating the law is considered a misdemeanor and punishable by fines.
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