It's not out of the ordinary to think about deer roaming out and about in Connecticut, but being careful of moose always takes me by surprise.

Public service time. We all have seen deer on Connecticut roadways. Many of us have collided with them, and a lot of us know people that have had accidents involving deer. I don't think many of us have crashed into a moose in Connecticut, but they are out there, and of course, very dangerous.

To that end, the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) in Connecticut has issued a warning to motorists in a press release that says in part:

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity along roadways, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut's small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state. The breeding season (also known as "the rut") for white-tailed deer closely follows the moose breeding season, running from late October through late December. All moose and deer vehicle collisions should be reported to local, state, or DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Officers at 860-424-3333.

While the DEEP says that most of our state is not the ideal habitat for moose, they still have been found here. The department encourages residents to report any sightings to the DEEP Wildlife website.  

Stay safe out there peeps.

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