Rare albino fawn rescued from road in northern California
LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A white fawn has been rescued in northern California by a truck driver who delivered the rare animal to a rescue center.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the white deer was discovered sitting in the middle of a road in Woodland.
Diane Nicholas at Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue says the 3-week-old fawn’s mother was not located and she is not sure how the deer came to be on the road in the city 29 miles (47 kilometers) northwest of Sacramento.
She says female deer often leave fawns while looking for food.
Nicholas says this is the first time she has treated an albino during 13 years operating the fawn rescue and rehabilitation center on her property in Loomis, where volunteers treat 50 to 80 fawns per year.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com