RoadKill Season Has Arrived; Be Wary Of Animals

 Monday, October 21, 2019

 Athens Banner Herald

Ah, fall: That magical time of year for apple picking, foliage tours, pumpkin spice lat...AUUGHGHGH WHY IS THERE A DEER ON MY HOOD?!

According to the number-crunchers at State Farm Insurance, the average American driver has a 1 in 116 chance of plowing into some kind of large wilderness creature every time they venture out in the car, especially in the months of October, November and December.

Approximately 1.9 million Americans filed insurance claims after a large animal strike between July 1, 2018, and June 30 of this year.

The top 10 states are: West Virginia, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mississippi, and Minnesota.