More wildlife, including deer and moose, are on the move and it can often lead to an accident.

"It's that time of year," explained Cpl Craig Park with Estevan RCMP. "The hunters are out and there's lots of activity in the fields. The animals are in their rutting season."

He added that especially with deer, should you see one on the road, it might not be alone.

"Usually when you see them on one side of the road, there's a good chance there's some on the opposite side of the road as well. We often see that people get focused on a set of animals on one side of the road and end up colliding with animals on the opposite side."

"It's good to slow down and pay attention."

"When it comes to moose, they're so big and black, they're usually very difficult to see at night. Keep that in mind when you're driving and adjust your speed accordingly. They are big animals and they do a lot of damage when you collide with them."

Just recently a driver, in an attempt to miss a collision with a moose, skidded off the highway and rolled the vehicle. Thankfully, there were no injuries in that accident. You can read more about that close call here

 

 

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