If you listened to some of the crazy alarmists in the deer debate, you could be forgiven for believing that Bambi was lurking around every corner just waiting to wreck Mum’s SUV.
As is all too often the case when it comes to discussions about wild deer in Australia, the data tells a very different story.
Today’s Fairfax papers are reporting that 84% of animal collisions in 2019/20 involved kangaroos, followed by wallabies, wombats and then, at less than 2% of all collisions…deer.
You’re most likely to wreck your Hyundai by smashing into Skippy whilst trying to figure out how to get out of the circles in our national capital.
You are a staggering forty-two times more likely to stack into Skippy than you are to have a bingle with Bambi.