You run into them everywhere this time of year—and hopefully not with your car.
The likelihood of a licensed driver in Pennsylvania hitting a deer within the next year is 1 in 77, according the State Farm Insurance website. Pennsylvania is fourth on the list of states where an individual driver is most likely to run in to a deer.
"When you see one, expect to see more," according to Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams. "There's a lot of woods out there and they're running back and forth."
Williams said the hot spots in Forest Hills are Ardmore Boulevard, Greensburg Pike, Forest Hills Park, the hillside behind the office building where Citizens Bank is located, Centurion Commons on Centurion Drive, and Fairfax Road toward Brinton Road.
The chief urges motorists to be careful when swerving to avoid deer.
"Sometimes it is better to hit the deer than to hit the car next to you," he said.
Do you know any other places in the Forest Hills-Regent Square area where motorists should be alert for deer crossing the roadway? Tell us in the comments section.