Benton Co. sheriff warns drivers to be on the lookout for deer

A photo shared by the Benton County Sheriff's Office showing front-end damage to a vehicle that hit a deer.

The sheriff in Benton County, Minnesota is warning to drivers to keep their eyes peeled for deer.

Sharing a photo of a vehicle that had apparently collided with a deer, the sheriff reminded drivers that the animals are on the move at this time of year. The sheriff says they've seen a surge in a car versus deer collisions in recent days.

"Be alert for deer on and around the road, especially at dawn and dusk," the sheriff warns.

Experts say crashes involving deer are more common during the fall, particularly in November, as the animals seek mates.