Vermont Hunter Takes Albino Moose
While details are not clear on the hunt or the hunter, it appears that a rare albino moose was taken during Vermont's 2010 season. NECN.com has a short video with a photo of the moose here.
Mark Scott, director of Wldlife at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, says albino moose are extremely rare. He guesses there are only a couple in Vermont.
"Some scientists say probably in the whole moose population, probably 1 in 100,000 is a true albino," said Scott. "This animal appeared to be a true albino -- it had pink eyes, feet, and no color at all."
The hunters behind this kill don't want to be identified, but the moose they harvested, estimated to be about 2 1/2 years old, is getting a lot of attention nonetheless.
Link to albino moose discussion on the forums.