One of Illinois’ rare white deer was struck by a car and killed Tuesday near Kankakee River State Park, the Daily-Journal reported.
Bob Massey, a wildlife biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the deer appeared to a be an albino. Massey said there are perhaps three or four white deer in Illinois; one has been seen in the Waterloo area.
The deer killed Tuesday will likely be preserved and displayed at the state park.
A photo published by the Daily-Journal showed the white deer in a grassy area near Rock Creek, with a regular-colored deer that was believed to be its mother.