It’s that time of year – fawns are being born and drivers need to use extra caution.
The UWSS has launched its first major public education and outreach project. Signs that caution drivers to slow down and watch for up to three fawns following their mothers across the street are popping up all over Oak Bay. (If you would like a sign of your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s no cost for the signs but a donation would be appreciated.)
We are delighted that the University of Victoria has allowed the UWSS to put several signs up around Ring Road in an effort to increase safety for drivers and deer alike. A number of fawns have been sighted at the University. (Remember – if you see a fawn, leave it alone! The mothers will return after foraging.)
Please remember to drive with caution when you are in areas where we know deer cross. Slow down. Scan ahead. Watch for deer leaping out from between parked cars – they can’t see you either!
And when you see a doe, expect that up to three very young, very inexperienced, and very nervous fawns will be following.
Let’s make our streets safe for you and the deer!