Watch out for wildlife crossing

By: Alicia Gentile Email
By: Alicia Gentile Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Watching out for wildlife is something motorists are always cautioned to do, but as days get shorter, the risk for running into wildlife increases.

November is a dangerous month for motorists and wildlife. With dusk approaching earlier, drivers have reduced visibility. It's a danger compounded by the face that wildlife is more active this month.

"Have wildlife that's migrating from their summer range down into their winter range and so you're going to see lots of wildlife crossing highways," said Mike Porras of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Wildlife officials caution drivers to slow down when driving at night, that will help you maintain control of your vehicle if you swerve to avoid an animal in the roadway.

It is also a good idea to look out for wildlife crossing road signs, that will clue you in about where it is more likely you will see animals.

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