Waterford motorists are being advised to be careful of deer roaming the county’s roads.
It’s currently mating season for stags and it means they’ve taken to wandering in the likes of east Waterford.
Waterford Council says it will start putting up signs in the area to warn people in future.
Local Councillor Pat Fitzgerald says it’s been a problem for several years, “especially around the Passage Cross area as well as woodland areas around Faithlegg and Woodstown.”
He says accidents have been caused in the past by the animals with considerable damage caused to cars.
Councillor Fitzgerald says there are simple tips to follow if you come across a deer in the night while driving. “Stop the car, put on your hazards and let him get away. If you do knock one down, don’t get out of your car, because they can be quite aggressive. If your car is damaged it would be [an idea] to report it to the authorities if you’re going to file a claim.”