Michigan man spots rare 'pitch black' deer

(John Roach/Facebook)

BELLAIRE, Mich. (WTHR) — A Michigan man found the rarest of deer in his own backyard.

John Roach of Bellaire posted a photo of two deer on his property, one of which was "pitch black." He said he took two photos before the deer ran off.

The black deer, called a "melanistic" deer, is considered to be even more rare than an albino deer. The Quality Deer Management Association said there is little known about the condition, other than it is a random genetic anomaly.