What to do when you see dead deer on NJ’s roadways
It’s the season of deer; live ones and dead ones. It happens every year here in New Jersey during the “rut”, the deer mating season. We’ve all gotten used to dodging deer in NJ. However, when you see a dead one along the side of the road what do you do? Do you just drive by and cringe..or sometimes peek..? Some weirdos actually get out of their cars and try to tend to an injured or dead deer. (Don’t do that).
There are health concerns with dead deer on the road..decaying deer carcasses can be unhealthy, unsightly and downright dangerous. Perhaps, as you’ve driven by, you’ve wondered if there was something you were supposed to do? Someone to call? Well, the NJ Dept. of Transportation wants to know if you spot dead deer on the highways, you can help by reporting deer carcasses that you see on the highways. Fill out the online form as you would for other trouble spots/debris on the highways. Bookmark this link throughout deer season (which runs until mid December) and if you see a dead deer on the road, submit a report.
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