Drought Brings More Deer to the Roadways

The drought could also be causing hazardous conditions on the roads.

Some highway workers say they've already seen double the usual amount of wrecks with deer this year.

Wildlife managers assure that the source of food and water for deer is running out, so they're leaving the forests and heading towards the roads.

"They don't have a running faucet like we do where they can get their water. Their food depends a lot on the rainfall, so it really puts them in a bind to find good food sources," said Trinity Shepherd, with the Jenny Wiley State Park.

Highway workers say most deer are found on the roadways at dusk and dawn.


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