This adorable picture shows a "rare" white reindeer recently born in Somerset, writes Jonathan Coles.

Blitzen was welcomed into the world late last month along with a sister, Donner.

The third generation calves were born at a ranch near Yeovil, Somerset.

Sarah Sutton, of Somerset Reindeer Ranch, said: "It's very rare to see a white calf anywhere in the world - let alone in Somerset.''

Animal lovers can see, pet and even adopt the magnificent mammals through the family-run business.