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Connecticut Warns Drivers Of Deer Crossing Roads

Deer Crossing (credit: clipart.com)

Deer Crossing (credit: clipart.com)

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Drivers in Connecticut are being warned to be alert for deer crossing the roadways, especially the parkways.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

State wildlife biologist Howard Kilpatrick says from now through December, there may be 3,000 or more deer-car collisions just in Fairfield County.

“They often are in small groups. So, if you see one deer cross, there many be another deer crossing behind it. So, when you see one deer, be certainly alert there may be more,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

He says that during mating season deer are most active at dusk, when it can be more difficult to see them.

Controlling the deer population can be expensive.

In Wilton, for example, Pat Sesto, director of environmental affairs there, said they spend over $6 million a year on fencing and repellants and deer and tick control.

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