Police report several crashes involving wildlife in Almaguin
There have been several collisions on highways involving wildlife. The Almaguin Highlands OPP says they have investigated over 25 crashes from September 1st to October 27th. Animals affected include deer, moose, a fox, a raccoon, a bear and a turkey.
Below are some tips the OPP would like you to follow:
- Use caution if driving at dawn and dusk, when animals are most active and visibility is poor
- The risk of deer/vehicle collisions is greatest during autumn and early winter
- Slow down when approaching deer standing on the side of the road. Deer may “bolt” or change direction at the last minute
- Deer often travel in groups, if you see one, expect more.
Always report a collision if the damage is suspected to be over $1000.