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DENTON COUNTY (CBS 11 NEWS) – Word is spreading around Denton about a mysterious creature wandering one of its neighborhoods. It’s a ghostly looking, four-legged animal and now one man has captured pictures and figured out what it is.

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For years around Denton, there were reports of sightings of a mysterious deer. Many people thought that maybe it lived in the trees, in large parks. There’s even a person who caught a grainy photograph of a mysterious, white stag. An albino deer, maybe?

Henry Evans was driving home when he brought the answer into focus with his camera. “And on Southcreek Drive I saw what I thought was…an albino moose,” he said. “White is what really struck my attention — huge antlers, with big palms, with the fingers on them you know. So I followed him, dodged some other cars and used my little camera doing what I call windshield photography.”

Evans caught on his camera what others had only described seeing before. A white, fallow deer originally from Europe and Asia. But this one was in the streets of his neighborhood.

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“It ran just this close to some construction workers down there. And they were just working away and in one of my pictures it shows the worker just going,” Evans said as he gasped and pointed in surprise mimicking the worker in the photo.

Area wildlife experts speculate the deer may have escaped from a ranch. Thousands of feral fallow deer roam central Texas. Evans is just glad he had the pictures so his wife would believe the story of his mystery deer. “She would have said if you really did see an albino deer you would go buy a lottery ticket, wouldn’t you?” he laughed.

Wildlife experts say there’s no reason for people to be worried, especially because of how infrequently the deer is seen. There are no plans to attempt to capture it.

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