Eyre Peninsula drivers warned about wildlife

WARNING: Drivers are being warned to watch for mobile wildlife.

WARNING: Drivers are being warned to watch for mobile wildlife.

West Coast motorists are being warned to be vigilant for wildlife to avoid collisions when on the road.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula has warned of increased animal movement across Eyre Peninsula due to recent drier than usual conditions, with animals on the move to look for available food and water.

District manager Mark Anderson said there was no indication of an increase in population for animals such as kangaroos, which had a healthy population in the region.

He said there were also natural annual seasonal movements for different species associated with food availability and available water.

“It’s difficult to know if there is more wildlife coming onto roads and I understand it can be distressing seeing wildlife on the side of the road and/or when a collision occurs,” he said.

Mr Anderson advised to avoid dusk and dawn driving hours and to reduce speed and be alert in areas with roadside vegetation and known animal crossings.

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