KSFY reports that your chances of hitting Bambi with your vehicle in South Dakota are pretty high, according to a new study.

We rank fourth in the nation in vehicle vs animal collisions, according to a recent State Farm study.  This shouldn't be a shock to anyone who has driven for a while in South Dakota.

KSFY is reporting that South Dakota drivers have a 1 in 54 chance of colliding with an animal while driving.  Deer is the most common animal in collisions, followed by dogs and cattle.

The study goes on to say that most animal collisions in the U.S. occur from October to December.  Collisions aren't exclusive to deer, many other animals made the hit list such as cats, farm animals, and large rodents.

Iowa and Minnesota ranked lower at 5th and 10th place, respectively.  West Virginia tops the hit list of states where an animal collision is most likely while Hawaii is dead last.  The average claim for an animal collision can top $4000.

Source: KSFY TV

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