Meet A Piebald Deer

A piebald deer will be on display in the Green Swamp Diorama February 4, 2017 at 11:00 am. Learn more about this unusual, native animal.

Guests will also be introduced to the variety of animals found in our own back yard. A piebald animal is one that has irregular patterns of light and dark. Animals with piebald patterns may include horses, dogs, birds, cats, pigs, cattle, snakes, squirrels, and deer. The piebald condition is caused by a recessive genetic trait. This piebald deer is estimated to be between two and three years old and has had at least one fawn. White-tailed deer mate in November; females produce one to three fawns six months later.

White-tailed deer live in wooded areas throughout the United States except for the Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Overpopulation, habitat destruction, hunting, and predators are problems for this gentle animal. White-tailed deer are herbivores. When deer and humans live in close proximity, deer may begin munching on garden and yard plants.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for Museum members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults (13-61), $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

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