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Valais camera trap captures rare white chamois

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Feb. 13, 2019

A camera trap in canton Valais has caught an image of a rare white chamois – and cantonal game keepers are pleading with hunters not to shoot the animal.

Pixabay Valais camera trap captures rare white chamois

There’s no specific law protecting white chamois, but hunters tend to follow the advice.

In 2012, one was killed and the backlash against the hunter was fierce. The hunter who shot the animal says his fellow hunters even refused to have a drink with him.

The chamois is safe at the moment as the hunting season doesn’t start until autumn and the camera shows it’s currently in a protected area.

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