Suicidal Deer Crossing

A new deer crossing warning sign in northern Iowa is attracting attention.

The sign just outside of St. Ansgar says, “Suicidal deer”, with another sign underneath that says, ‘Next 2 mile.”

Mitchell County officials got the idea after seeing postings about a similar sign in central Illinois.

Mitchell County Supervisor Stan Walk says the county didn’t intend to offend anyone in its effort to prevent accidents caused by the numerous deer in the area. He says officials wanted the sign to be an attention-getter, and it has been.