2 Sex-Crazy Massachusetts Mammals are Making Driving Super Dangerous!
Mating Deer and Moose Season are Making Massachusetts Roads Super Dangerous.
Yup, these sex-crazy mammals are causing a lot of trouble for Massachusetts drivers.
According to the state’s wildlife officials, the roadways are one big mattress for mating deer and moose.
Fun fact: both deer and moose get it on in the fall and early winter.
Instead of swiping right or left like humans, though, male moose and deer run back and forth to find females.
They don’t care if Route 1 is in the way.
Those dudes are LITERALLY chasing tail. And if you’re in their way, they don’t care.
“Because fall is the breeding season for both moose and white-tailed deer, MassWildlife reminds motorists to be mindful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. Moose, found in central and western parts of Massachusetts, breed in September and October. White-tailed deer breed from late October to early December,” according to the state agency’s website.
The odds of hitting a deer in Massachusetts is actually the second lowest of all of New England states. (Connecticut gets the #1 slot), according to auto insurer State Farm. The odds of hitting a deer or other animal in Massachusetts is 1 in 109.
November, October and December, in that order, are the most dangerous time of year for animal collisions, State Farm reported.
Deer are involved in the largest majority of claims, State Farm said.
The insurance company also offered advice on how to drive safely during deer and moose mating season:
“Slow down, especially if you see an animal close to the road.”
“Stay alert. Scan the road for animals at any time of the day or night.”
“Pay attention to “deer crossing” and other animal signs.”
“Reduce distractions. Put the cell phone away. Brake as necessary.”
“If you can avoid hitting the animal, reduce your speed, honk your horn and tap your brakes to warn other drivers.”
“Don’t swerve. If a crash with an animal is inevitable, maintain control of your vehicle and don’t veer off the road.”
“Use high beams. Flicking your high beams on wildlife may cause the animal to scurry away.”
“Watch for animals on the road between dusk and dawn.Watch for herds. If you see one deer, there are probably more nearby.”