« BackKerry motorists urged to be vigilant during deer rut

Kerry motorists are being advised to take care on roads over the coming weeks as the annual deer breeding season is underway.

Red Deer Stag During Rutting Season. Photograph taken by John Delea of the Wild Deer Association.

Rutting can cause the animals to roam over large areas looking for a mate and can last up until mid-November.

The deer are particularly active at dawn and dusk.

This includes crossing roads which can lead to car crashes.

Areas around Killarney National Park and Kenmare would be common places for deer to roam.

Damien Hannigan is from the Wild Deer Association of Ireland: