The White Stag Spotted

Posted December 6, 2009 12:06 pm by fantasia_kitty

From the DailyMail.co.uk: “White stags have long been associated with mythology and legend, an elusive yet magnificent beast. King Arthur was left frustrated by his attempts to capture one, as were the Kings and Queens of Narnia, who chased the creature through the woods and found themselves tumbling out of a wardrobe. But photographer Ken Grindle has managed to get a little bit closer, taking a picture of the animal in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.” You can check out the picture of the white stag on Daily Mail’s website here.

36 Comments For This Story

  • Narnia Lover says:

    Cool! I’ve seen one from a disance before!

  • fnafa4ever says:

    Isn’t William Moseley from Glouscestershire?

  • Silver the Wanderer says:

    "Tumnus…came down river and brought them news that the White Stag had once more appeared in his parts – the White Stag who would give you wishes if you caught him." ~ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    WOW! that is SO cool!

  • 220chrisTian says:

    Are these stags truly white, or are they albinos? How "white" are albino people and animals? Silver: thanks for the LWW quote! 🙂

    • wolfloversk says:

      "How ‘white’ are albino people and animals. I’m not sure but I don’t beleive they really are white. I think they just lack color pigmint in their skin and hair so it just looks white. Thats how it is with polar bears, even though they’re not albino. They have no pigment in their fur, so it appears white. Actually it’s really clear, not white.

    • NarniaLuver4Ever says:

      I think that they are truly white. Albino means there is no pigmentation at all which would make it’s eyes red, but in the picture it doesn’t seem to have red eyes.

      • wolfloversk says:

        I’d have to agree, it has dark eyes so its probably just a color variant (I think thats what they call it)

    • R.E. de Leon says:

      Wikipedia notes: "A white stag or white deer is a red deer with a condition known as leucism that causes its hair and skin to lose its natural colour. Leucism is a rare genetic pattern that causes a reduction in the pigment of an animal’s hair and skin. The natural colour of the red deer ranges from dark red to brown. They are often thought to be albinos; however, unlike albinos, who have characteristically red eyes, deer with leucism have normal colouring in their eyes. It is distinguished biologically from albinism in that it causes a reduced pigmentation in all skin types, and not just melanin."

  • WillMoseleyandSkandarcrush! says:

    That’d be really exciting to see a white stag like that! At least, I’d be really excited to see one live snapping photos. Especially being Narnia’s #1 fan! I’ve only heard of the white stag in two books: Narnia and a book called Nothing too Fierce. Anyway, keep the news coming! I luv it when news comes. Especially if it’s about the actors!! 🙂 Aslan is on the Move!
    PS: U know how Aslan gets bigger and bigger throughout the books? Well, I’ve always wondered how big he’d be in the Last Battle! I’d predict tall as a skyscraper! More majestic looking too!

  • HisWarrior says:

    Wow! But is it real? I’d love it if it was!
    Aslan Reigns!

  • coracle says:

    Yes, it is real all right. Some animals (and people too) fail to have the normal colouring of their species. I’ve even seen an albino child in a family with brown skin – his hair was quite pale too!

  • Aslan's Meadow says:

    That’s pretty awsome, I wonder if Ken Gridle wished for anything? lol

  • Jewel the Unicorn says:

    Excellant! Prehaps there is finally hope for the world, the white stag is here! Logic, what on earth do the teach in these schools! :)-The Professor

  • Anna's Sister says:

    This is really cool. My grandma lives in St. Ansgar IA and there was a white deer that lived around there for years till it died. They stuffed it and have it on display on main street.
    I have also seen pictures of white moose really awesome looking!

    • Anna's Sister says:

      Oh, wait, it was albino since it had pink eyes. Still pretty cool though.

      • NarnianElf says:

        I saw a picture of an albino lion before… maybe Aslan was turning into a white stag! 😀 My brother played with an albino squirrel once. I think it’s really cool!!

  • LadyCourage says:

    Oh WOW! I didn’t know they were real! How exciting to see one in real life! I wonder if Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy would be jealous of Ken? hehe

  • NarniaLuver4Ever says:

    That is so cool! I never knew they were actually real!

  • wannawork4Weta says:

    I wonder what he would have stumbled upon if he had chased it?

  • Lucille Brown says:

    Hurrah! White stag on the loose!

  • ernesto says:

    que es esas fotos no es de la pelicula o si a bueno bye.

  • Anonymous Narnian says:

    That is so great! CATCH HIM!

  • jadis of narnia says:

    wow.. very neat indeed! it’s good that some of these beasts were kept a secret for fear of poachers hunting them.. White Stags must be very rare..

  • Puddleglum says:

    Having only seen white deer after they were harvested in deer hunting, it is truly amazing to see one of these splended animals in the wild.

  • NarnianElf says:

    Wow, that is so cool! I had never thought that they were real! I wear White Stag shoes – but I doubt that they are from Narnia 😀

  • Quinlin says:

    That is… amazing! He’s so beautiful! I would love to see one someday!

  • Authiel Saethwr says:

    Beautiful!!

  • Kristi says:

    "The White Stag Spotted"? I didn’t know they had spots…

    But seriously, white deer have featured in mythology long before Narnia. As far as I know, they’re not known for granting wishes, but for marking the boundary between two worlds. If you follow a white deer or stag, you’ll end up in fairyland or somewhere like that. Of course in LWW it’s the opposite. The children pass out of fairyland and back into England.

  • pselpevensie says:

    OMI-ASLAN!!!!! THAT;S SO COOL AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL!
    *(william moseley is from Gloucestershire <3)

  • NarniaHannah♥(used to be celtic13 and LucyReepicheep4♥) says:

    Catch him!! 😀
    that’s really cool!
    there’s 2 albino squirells in our neighbourhood.

  • narnian1 says:

    That is cool! I’m actually a bit jealous, LOL.