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Roadside Fatalities Claim a Rabbit, More Deer

Deer continue to fall prey to cars, trucks and SUVs.

Roadside Fatalities Claim a Rabbit, More Deer

Drivers traversing Monroe's streets continue to come into conflict with animals trying to make their way across the roads. On Feb. 7 and 8 alone, three deer and a rabbit died from injuries sustained from motor vehicle strikes.

The carcass of a female rabbit was found on Camelot Drive at 10:05 a.m. on Feb. 7.

Then a deer was hit on Monroe Turnpike at 5:47 that evening. Police said the animal weighed about 100 pounds. The driver was not hurt and a state deer kill incident report was filed, according to Animal Control Officer Ed Risko.

Two minutes later, police responded to the report of a deer that was severely injured after being hit by a car on Bagburn Road. Risko said the deer, which weighed around 100 pounds, had to be euthanized.

A deer struck by a vehicle in the Hunter Ridge Road area made its way to the front door of a home in that neighborhood before it died from its injuries, according to a report filed at 7:36 a.m. on Feb. 8. 

Risko said no accident report was filed by the driver concering the collission.

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