Watch: Rare Albino Deer Spotted Along the Trinity River

It can be a stunning sight the likes of which many people never get a chance to see. An albino deer, a bright-animal gracefully strolling through the woods, is rarely ever seen or caught on video. But in January, a woman fishing on the Trinity River got a rare video of the majestic creature.

Lonnie Risling Jr. caught the animal of video and posted it to Instagram:

“Fishing isn’t always about catching fish, it’s about getting out and seeing things like this,” the post read.

Albino deer are very rare. Scientists estimate they range from 1-in-20,000 to 1-in-500,000. Their birthing rates might be higher than that, but due to their bright fur and lack of camouflage in the wilderness, they are much more susceptible to predators. Due to their shorter lifespans than their brethren, it’s simply impossible to know the true numbers.

Now that’s a once-in-a-lifetime video! Nature is simply beautiful, isn’t it?

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