Woman Kills Albino Deer: Brother Ali Taken Into Protective Custody

During the hunting opener last weekend, Mary Rakotz of Avon shot an extremely rare albino deer. She felled the 6 point buck in Mille Lacs county, and was immediately hailed in local media as "the lady who shot that thing that looks like a photo negative of a real deer."

Albino deer are so uncommon that it's actually illegal to hunt them in at least seven states. If you see one, and you're unfortunate enough not to have a camera, really the only choice is to squeeze some hot lead into it.

According to the WCCO report:

She said it was thrilling to see the rare animal, but 100 times more exciting to be able to actually take it home.

"Take it home," in the sense of "I don't have enough room to mount it in my house so I'm going to try to sell it to Cabela's."

For further comment, we go to Hank Spim:

In all seriousness, I'm not anti-hunting at all. But if you see something that unusual, and your first impulse is to blast it, it might be time to consider your priorities. Especially if the thing is about as threatening as Bunnicula.

Besides, if we're just going to start shooting at pasty white things with cloven hooves, somebody oughtta up the Secret Service detail on Dick Cheney.

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