I learned of the white deer living on the former Seneca Army Depot in upstate New York from a recent posting on the New York Outdoors Blog.
At first glance I thought that maybe the DNA of the deer had somehow been rearranged by a military nuclear accident of some type, but soon realized that white deer have been around since Native Americans have been around.
These are not albino deer, but are a natural variation of the white-tailed deer. This deer variant species thrived within the confines of the depot because they were protected from predators and hunters by the fence that surrounded the compound.
You can read more about these animals by clicking on the Seneca White Deer website, run by an organization that seeks to preserve the unique wildlife and military history of the old Army depot through conservation, ecotourism and economic development.