US truck driver comes to the rescue of "white object" on the road

The rare albino fawn has been named 'Spirit'.
The rare albino fawn has been named 'Spirit'. Photo credit: Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue Facebook

At first glance it was mistaken for a newborn lamb, but a rare albino fawn has been rescued from the road in California.

The fawn was spotted by a truck driver in Yolo County, reported KCRA, and is now being cared for by a Northern California rescue group.

He said he saw a vehicle narrowly avoid hitting a "white object" while he was on the road.

"He drove by the area a second time to investigate and thought the animal might be a lamb because of the animal's snowy white coat," Diane Nicholas, from  Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue told KCRA.

The driver contacted the rescue group who then picked up the rare fawn, who is thought to be around three weeks old.

The fawn, which has been named Spirit, is the rescue group's first albino deer.

The group said Spirit is doing well and getting accustomed to her new surroundings.