RCMP remind drivers to keep an eye out for wildlife on Nova Scotia's highways this season

Nova Scotia RCMP and the Department of Natural Resources are reminding drivers to keep an eye out for wildlife on Nova Scotia's highways, especially during this time of year. 

Mounties say moose and deer are on the move in the fall, so drivers need to be extra cautious. 

Margaret Miller, Minister of Natural Resources, says in a news release that wildlife can also be unpredictable during fall mating season and be difficult to see in the dusk and dawn light.

Due to their size and colour, moose tend to blend into the tree line, while deer may appear suddenly from places where food is available such as apple orchards and farm fields.

There were 288 vehicle accidents involving large wildlife on the province's highways last year.