A white fawn with brown spots drew some attention in an Abbotsford neighbourhood on Monday morning.
The fawn was spotted with its mom and sibling – both predominantly brown in colour – in the area of Kodiak Court and Marshall Road.
Laura Bianchini captured a photo of the trio, and wondered if the young deer was rare.
“It’s a special little addition to the Abbotsford wildlife scene,” she wrote in an email to the Abbotsford News.
However, local conservation officer Don Stahl said the deer is “not uncommon.” He said it is a black-tailed deer with different colouring than is typical.
But deer like that are seen every year in Abbotsford, he said.
For example, Stahl said a buck with that type of colouring was reported on Sumas Mountain in the last year or two, but he believes that it died after being hit by a car.
The majority of births of black-tailed deer take place in the first two weeks of June.
In addition to the coastal black-tailed deer, B.C. is home to two other types – white-tailed and mule deer.