Deer spotted with 'rare batch of triplets' - one of them is albino

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Photo Credit: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Miles City, MT — Tracy Baker spotted a truly rare sight recently when she captured a mother deer with triplets in Montana.

A deer having triplets is rare by itself, but one of the triplets was albino.

"Only two fawns are visible in the picture, but in the span of a few minutes, the doe had a third fawn, making for a rare batch of triplets," said Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Region 7 on Facebook.

Buckmaster says a deer has a 14 percent chance of having triplets. The website also says the chances of a mother deer giving birth to an albino is 1 in 100,000.

Miles City is located in eastern Montana, about 144 miles from Billings.