Suicidal deer are apparently a big problem in the city of Paxton – a small community about two hours Northeast of Springfield.
They’re so much of an issue that the town is installing signs warning drivers of the dangers. According to The Paxton Record, 33 car accidents were reported to be caused by deer jumping in front of oncoming vehicles.
Ron Hilligoss – Button Township Highway Commissioner got the idea for the signs from his nephew, based off of signs he had seen from Colorado.
Hilligoss says he’s already hearing from residents commenting on the ‘unusual’ signs’ – telling reporters:
I’m just waiting to see who puts bullet holes in it or steals it.