Car Hits Large Cat

A large cat believed to be a mountain lion was hit and killed in Minnesota by an unknown driver. The photo of the dead large cat went viral by Jesse Koskiniemi, a Minnesota resident.

This is a friendly reminder to drive slowly this fall into winter as wildlife are jumping into traffic. White-tailed deer are the number one causes of vehicular accidents in the fall and winter seasons as they cross lanes of traffic in their quest to find a suitable mate. In December, into January, coyotes will be out-and-about for breeding season.

When driving, proceed with caution in dark areas. White-tailed deer and other wildlife will be attracted to headlights and will be quick to jump out of nowhere. If an animal crosses in front of cars, slow down and do not swerve. Swerving can lead to injury or fatalities.

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