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It’s that time of year – police are warning drivers to be on the lookout for wildlife.

A car struck a deer on Communication Road near Cundle Line around 10 o’clock Tuesday night. The driver wasn’t injured, although the deer wasn’t so lucky.

Police are reminding drivers to keep a close eye on the shoulders of the road, especially during dawn and dusk when most collisions with animals tend to happen.

Other tips for avoiding collisions with wildlife:

  • Use high beams at night, when possible, and watch for the glowing eyes of animals.
  • If an animal is crossing the road, stop as safely as possible, in your lane.
  • Remember, if one animal crosses the road, others may follow.
  • Never swerve suddenly.  This may cause you to lose control of your vehicle, resulting in a more serious collision.