Have you been on WI freeways lately? if so, no doubt you’ve seen…
Deer are lovely creatures. But what do the Milwaukee Bucks and their ardent fans say?
Many, many years ago, while driving on a busy east-west street in Oak Creek I had to slam on my brakes.
But not just a deer.
I waited before I hit the accelerator. Good thing.
Then came another.
And then no more.
But I wasn’t, couldn’t be sure.
So I waited and waited before I finally thought, ok, go for it.
Whew. All clear of the deer.
Since then I’ve had a few more close encounters but never any collisions.
So why all the deer carcasses on the road this time of year?
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR):
The majority of deer-vehicle collisions occur during the months of October and November when deer are most active during the breeding phase.
Many collisions also occur during May and June during spring fawning, when yearling deer are seeking out new home ranges.
Be careful out there.