The man thought he saw a lamb on the road, but it turned out to be a very unusual wild animal.
Consider yourself behind the wheel of a car when you observe an uncommon animal on the road, similar to a deer but completely white.
You’d never believe it, would you?
The same incident happened to a truck driver in California!
He applied the brakes earlier this month after seeing a white animal laying in the middle of the road.
As she neared her, she discovered she was a deer, only her fur was totally white.
“Because of his snow-white fur, the man initially thought he was a lamb,” Shasta Stratton-Quirk of the Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue Association in Loomis, California, told The Dodo.
Most deer lose their white patches as they age, but because this fawn is albino, this is not the case.
And, while seeing an albino deer among the regulars is not unusual, seeing a fawn without its mother is unusual and highly rare, according to the Association. They went on to explain that this is the first white chicken they’ve ever had.
The chick was exceedingly fortunate not to get hit by a car while on the road at the age of only three weeks. Spirit was given to the baby by his caregivers.
Spirit is already showing signs of recovery to live a healthy life, thanks to a team of professionals assisting wildlife at a standstill.
Every year, Diane Nicholas, the shelter’s president, rescues orphaned deer who aren’t ready to survive on their own (lying heavily on their mothers if they’re young).
“Spirit is doing very well right now,” stated Stratton-Quirk. “Eat and gain weight!”
Their mission during the following six months is to prepare the Spirit for release back into the wilderness.
This entails learning new abilities, such as how to mingle with his smiles and how to get his own food.
It brings me great joy to know that Spirit was located safe and healthy due to the California driver.
We hope that in the next six months she will be able to return to the wild with her grins!
We also welcome you to view the video below to observe the deer in action.
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