BELLAIRE, Mich. (Gray News) – Even when you’re used to seeing deer, it’s a rare sight.
John Roach was taking a trailer back to his land about 150 miles north of Grand Rapids when he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“As I looked to my left I saw two deer in the lane that runs to the back of the property - nothing unusual except that one was typical and one was pitch black,” he posted to Facebook.
He snapped a couple of quick pictures before the pair ran off.
Melanistic deer have a genetic mutation that causes their bodies to produce too much pigment known as melanin. It gives them their dark coloring.