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What are the chances? Rare albino deer spotted in Minnesota state park

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They’re considered as rare as a “gold nugget in a stream”, but earlier this month an albino deer was captured on camera in a Minnesota park.

The deer was spotted by an amateur photographer walking with a herd in Father Hennepin State Park on the southeast corner of Mille Lacs Lake, the Mail Online reports.

Realizing how unlikely a sighting it was, he quickly took video footage he uploaded to viral video website Jukin Media.

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According to Buckmasters, as few as 1 in 100,000 deer is born with the genetic defect that turns them albino, with the website saying anyone who sees on is “very lucky.”

If you want to see one, Father Hennepin State Park would be one of the places to head though, with the park's website noting it is home to "several".

Although they have plenty to camouflage them in the winter, AOL.com reports that the deer rarely live to adulthood because they can be spotted so easily by predators, and also have very poor eyesight.

Another albino deer was spotted in Michigan last month, where it was shot and killed by 11-year-old hunter Gavin Dingman.

After posting a picture of the dead buck on Facebook, Dingman’s father said they received death threats as the picture went viral, the Huffington Post reports.

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