By Tom McIntyre Some hunters believe that unusually colored animals are too rare to shoot, or that it's unsporting to hunt an animal that stands out so dramatically (in Scotland, deer stalkers don't shoot white stags because they make the herds easier to spot on the hills). Other hunters believe these animals are legitimate trophies, no different from a non-typical deer. Take a look at the animals in this gallery of odd-colored game, then let us know what you would do if you saw one of them while you were hunting. To shoot, or not to shoot? That is the question. A note on coloration: Besides their normal colors, animals can be albino (lacking color pigment in the hair, feathers, skin, and/or eyes), leucistic (white haired or feathered), melanistic (black haired or feathered), or "erythristic" (having unusual reddish pigmentation in the hair, feathers, or skin). This "black" bear, photographed in June of this year, is an example of albinism. Greg Doggett
Check out these photos of unusual-colored game animals. Would you shoot one if you saw it in the woods?