What Is The Most Dangerous Animal In New York State?
When you tell someone to think of a dangerous animal, chances are that they think of an animal that is a predator. One that has sharp fangs or teeth, one that is always on the hunt, the one that you would be afraid to run into the middle of the night.
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Well, the most dangerous animal in New York State is one that you might have actually fed right out of your hand. One that has walked across your backyard, or one that you might have named and adopted as your outdoor pet.
According to a new study done by femanin.com the most dangerous animal in New York State is the star of one of the most popular children's movie ever.
The White Tail Deer, aka Bambi.
Yes, the White Tail Deer is the most dangerous animal in New York, not because it will attack or stalk you, it is because of how many they are and how often they travel and crossroads.
Deer vs car accidents happen all the time across New York State and sometimes the accidents can be deadly not only for the deer but for the driver of the vehicle.
According to the New York State Department of Transportation, there are anywhere between 50,000 and 60,000 accidents involving deer and vehicles.
The greatest risk for deer vs car accidents happen in the two hours before sunrise and after sunset each day. Plus most accidents in New York State happen between October and December each year.
Here are some things you can do to avoid hitting deer with your vehicle.
- Use caution when driving at dawn or dusk and scan roads and roadsides ahead;
- Reduce your speed at night and use high beams when possible
- Slow down when approaching deer standing near the roadside, as they may suddenly bolt into the road;
- Deer often travel in pairs or groups, so if a deer is spotted crossing the road, slow down and be alert that others may follow;
- Briefly use flashers or a headlight signal to warn approaching drivers when deer or moose are spotted in or near the highway