Drivers in the Ottawa area are being warned by police about the prevalence of deer between October and January, one of two seasons where the risk of hitting a deer is much higher.

There is no official national database on wildlife collisions because local police forces and provincial ministries have their own stats. But police say the major at-risk times are between October and January and between May and June.

Deer are also the most likely wildlife to be involved in a crash.

From 2006 to 2012, more than 94 per cent of Ottawa's police-reported collisions between vehicles and wildlife involved deer. The infographic below shows consistent statistics over each year.

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