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Dente, Chuck
October 2008
New York State Conservationist;Oct2008, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p29
The article presents information on the increased incidence of deer-and-moose-car collisions in the fall. It is noted that fall is the breeding season for both white-tailed deer and moose in New York. Moose have a high center of gravity which tends to cause the animal to be undercut by passenger cars during collisions, causing considerable damage to cars and passengers. Drivers can reduce their chance of a collision with these animals by exercising extra caution when driving around dawn or dusk.


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