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Albino deer spotted in Burksville Station

By on March 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Albino whitetail deer, spotted in Burksville Station near KK and Sportsmans Road (submitted photo)

Will and Susan Harbaugh observed this albino deer in the area near KK Road and Sportsman Road in Burksville Station around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Albinism is very rare in deer. Killing an albino deer in Illinois is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and 180 days in the county jail, plus confiscation of the animal.

According to, only 1 in 100,000 deer are born as albino whitetails.

Ryan Ledendecker

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