Deer are much more active right now.
The start of hunting season and mating season are normal for this time of year.
The wet year has caused a shortage of acorns and berries, so the deer are hungrier than usual too.
According to Albemarle county police spokeswoman Carter Johnson, there are a couple of ways to be prepared if a deer darts out in front of you.
“You always need to be aware of the traffic behind you to make sure you are not going to cause a rear-end collision, when you swerve that can cause you to lose control of the vehicle to that’s a hazard as well. It’s a difficult situation and what you really need to do is slow down."
In some cases, it’s unavoidable to hit a deer.
But know that your odds this month are going up, so it might be time to slow down.