SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It's the season for wildlife to be on the move and it's making your commute more dangerous.
Deer, moose, and even a bear have been hit on major New England highways these past couple of days. On Thursday night two people suffered minor injuries when their car hit a bear on the southbound side of I-91 outside Greenfield. Police never found the bear.
But then two deer were hit on I-91 in Northampton Thursday night, and a car hit a moose in Connecticut on I-384.
22News spoke with one man who had a close call with some wildlife.
"I witnessed a deer crossing not too long ago and fortunately I didn't hit the deer but I did unfortunately see it get hit," said Ted Harvey of Amherst. "So that has definitely kept my eyes open."
State Farm offers these tips to avoid wildlife. Stay alert when there are animal crossing signs. Pay particular attention at dawn and dusk; this is when animals tend to eat. And don't swerve to avoid hitting the animal; you can lose control. Risk of injury may be greater if you do.