Warn­ing over deer strikes on the roads

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COM­MUTERS across East Dun­bar­ton­shire are be­ing ad­vised to look out for deer cross­ing lo­cal trunk roads.

The deer rut­ting sea­son is at its peak and Scot­land TranServ has iden­ti­fied the A82 be­tween Ren­ton and Alexan­dria, and the A82 be­tween Dal­not­tar and Dumbarton as po­ten­tial hotspots for deer strikes.

Isla Davidson, Scot­land TranServ’s Se­nior En­vi­ron­men­tal Spe­cial­ist, said: “Deer are of­ten more mo­bile at two par­tic­u­lar times each year.

“Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber is the rut­ting sea­son for the larger deer species, when adult males chal­lenge each other. Deer are par­tic­u­larly ac­tive around sun­rise and sun­set which, at this time of year, co­in­cides with the peak commuter time when there are more ve­hi­cles on the road.”

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