WARNING: Watch out for deer in Rutherford County

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This Toyota belonging to a local family recently had an encounter with a crossing deer. Luckily, no one was injured.

Multiple deer have been spotted in the area of Barfield Park, 231 South and Veterans Parkway in recent days. State highway officials are now urging motorists in Tennessee to be extra cautious now that deer hunting and mating season has arrived.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says deer-related crashes are most likely to occur between October and January, especially in November.


In Tennessee, there were 5,911 deer-related crashes in 2012. That's an increase of 4.2 percent from the 5,670 crashes involving deer the previous year, the Associated Press says.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the state deer population numbers are more than 900,000. Growth of the Tennessee deer herd is expected to increase at 1 to 2 percent per year, with most expansion occurring in east Tennessee and the Mississippi River counties.


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