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The coming weeks will see a significant rise in the risk of collisions with deer on Irish and UK roads, warns road safety organisation Gem Motoring Assist. This is the time of year when deer will be breeding, a process which makes them more mobile and brings many more of them onto the roads, says Gem.
If you are a deer, it all kicks off at this time of the year.
It’s not every day that you arrive at a farm decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, meet Santa and his deer Dancer and Prancer, or see a crib with a live cow and donkey, except of course when you visit Ireland’s Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm.
Jim Higgins MEP for the North West has today warned motorists of the increased dangers this time of year with deer crossing roads and motorways. Jim Higgins, a member of the Transport Committee at the European Parliament said: "The deer signs remain in place all year round, so motorists used to travelling the same road in their daily routine might be blinded as to the presence of these warning signs. However in the coming weeks, there is a heightened chance of coming into contact with deer while driving."
It is not every day that you arrive at a farm decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, meet Santa and his live deer Dancer and Prancer, or see an illuminated crib with a live cow and donkey, except of course when you visit Ireland’s Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm.
Start your own Christmas tradition with the newly opened Christmas tree depot and its neighbouring herd of deer.
Deer numbers have soared thanks to a series of mild winters, tree planting schemes, and an absence of natural predators. They are thought to be at their highest level for years. But farmers have warned that they are wreaking havoc in many areas, especially in the Partry and Tourmakeady areas, destroying woodland, crops, even gardens, and also causing a danger to motorists on the roads. Despite more than 20,000 deer being legally hunted each year, experts believe there could be five times as many around the country.