Snow-Colored Deer Continues To Appear In The Caldwells

John and Lori Sernio submitted more photos of the snowy-white deer meandering through their backyard on Ferndale Road in North Caldwell. Have you seen this little deer prancing through your yard?

Matthew Wesolowski recently snapped the above photos of a white deer in his neighborhood on Hillside Avenue this week.
Matthew Wesolowski recently snapped the above photos of a white deer in his neighborhood on Hillside Avenue this week.

The white deer of the Caldwells keeps popping up around town.

Matthew Wesolowski snapped a few photos of the white deer in his neighborhood on Hillside Avenue during the weekend. His photos appeared similar to those the Grasso family took in September (click here to see the photos).

On Monday, John and Lori Sernio submitted more photos of the deer with the snowy-white coat meandering through their backyard on Ferndale Road in North Caldwell.

The young deer with the white and brown-dappled fur appears to be a white-tailed deer. 

Ferndale Road and Hillside Avenue are located behind the Grover Cleveland Birthplace and near Hilltop Park on Mountain Avenue.

John Sernio said the small chalky-colored deer appears to be part of a herd of three other brown-colored white-tailed deer. The Sernios first noticed the unique deer during the summer when he was just a baby that could barely walk.

The Sernios continue to spot the herd almost daily as the four deer visit the creek behind their home.

Have you seen this deer in your neighborhood? Let The Caldwells Patch know about it and send in photos to the editor at mike.donofrio@patch.com. 

Cathy Jansen January 01, 2014 at 05:09 AM
I would love to see this!!!! so beautiful. :)
anthony j. popola January 01, 2014 at 03:56 PM
it was across the street from my house on Arlington Ave. , about 2 weeks ago...couldn't grab a camera fast enough....
gregory l. mitchell January 01, 2014 at 07:17 PM
John,Lori & Matt:Tnx for the wonderful photos of the albino fawn.Viewers of pix note Mama deer looking at the cameraon the right side of photo.At first the mother blended into the background that I didn't even see her.This is the first Albino deer that I have ever seen although I have heard of reports of one seen on occasion here and there throughout the state over the years but only a very small number are ever born,therefore they are hardly seen.Let us hope that this rare deer is not shot and killed in any of these stupid hunts organized by the county as those deer most likely do go over to the Hilltop and Overbrook Hospital. Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell-W.C.
Sandra Smith January 02, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Agree on the hunt! We have over-built the area without a thought to the wildlife. And now Hovnanian pushing for 400+ townhomes on the hilltop? Insane.
ED99 January 09, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Hopefully this deer will survive. Hopefully he stays out of North Caldwell where they they only have the mentality to kill them so they can built bigger homes to boast their egos with no regard to the displacement of wildlife they are responsible for. At least the deer have a fighting chance in Caldwell to survive since we seem to be the only ones that don't want to see them killed.
gregory l. mitchell January 09, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Indeed so,ED99.Practically every square foot of land has now been or is currently being developed .The deer that did live in those open spaces have now been forced out into side streets where growing up here it was an extremely rare thing to ever see deer out of their environment,but not now they have been forced out into yards and streets where they were hardly ever seen before.The Hilltop sale to Hovnanian is just one recent example as well as Clinton Rd.just past the Post Office.If you have not been West of the Post office at the Light at theWestern end of Henderson Drive-Go take a look on the left side of Clinton Rd.heading towards U.S.RT.46.You will be in for another big surprise! Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell-West Caldwell
michelleprazan January 10, 2014 at 02:13 AM
It's a piebald fawn, it's very nice looking one at that.
gregory l. mitchell January 12, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Thank you for the information regarding this young fawn Michelle.I just wonder how rare they are,I would think quite so.Thanks for the info once again Michelle,have you ever seen this one or any others in other locations,such as counties or States? Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell,West Caldwell
michelleprazan February 02, 2014 at 07:30 AM
Gregory, this is the first I have seen around this area, they are not common like the albino and unfortunately they are not protected from the hunters, but as long as it sticks around this area it won't be hunted, illegal to hunt in town.
gregory l. mitchell February 02, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Thank you for the information on the Piebald Fawn Michelle.The "Kounty Killers" were up to their tricks this past couple of weeks I believe,hunting the ridge line between Cedar Grove & No.Caldwell. I have friends that live up on that ridge on Skytop Rd.in Cedar Grove just north of Overbrook and they have a small herd of deer that stroll across their back yard almost like clockwork daily.I was up there one day working on digging out some old dead tree roots when I had a feeling that someone was standing near me watching what I was doing-well there was,not someone but something!!! I turned and there was the lead deer of that herd standing about 20 Ft. away!!just looking at me! Well I started to quietly talk to it and it's head turned to the side,moving it's ears and sniffing! It really was fun watching,they slowly turned and strolled away.It really was a fun experience. Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell,W.Caldwell


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