The saga of aberrant white tailed deer continues with this video that has apparently been on YouTube for about eighteen months. I was sent a link to it this evening by an old friend of mine called Danny Miles, whom some of you may remember from my books The Blackdown Mystery and Monster Hunter. This film was taken in Ohio, but it rings a bell in my psyche. During the winter of 1963/4 my family were on leave from Hong Kong. We were staying just outside Ringwood in Hampshire, and spent much of the time exploring the New Forest.
My parents made friends with an elderly naturalist called Major or Colonel somebody, and he took us out watching fallow deer, and on a couple of occasions we caught sight of a semi-legendary white fallow stag that lived in the depths of the forest.
I was always reminded of that when I read the last chapter of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and this piece of video brings it all back vividly. Thanks Danny.