Heathcote is the Victorian hotspot for motorist collisions with wildlife, according to insurer AAMI.
Fewer cars on regional roads amid the coronavirus pandemic doesn't mean drivers are less likely to encounter wildlife when they are behind the wheel, AAMI said.
Head of motor claims Anna Cartwright warns drivers should be on the look out for wildlife, given the time between May and August typically results in more motor vehicle collisions with wildlife than other times of the year.
"Now is the time for drivers to keep their eyes peeled for wildlife crossing roads and be extra vigilant, particularly at dawn and dusk when visibility can be difficult," Ms Cartwright said.
Nationally, Canberra is animal collision hotspot, according to more than 21,000 animal collision claims AAMI received in the 12 months to January 31.
Gisborne, Wallan, Sunbury and Woodend make up Victoria's top five.
AAMI's data found motorists collide with a kangaroo 84 per cent of the time, followed by wallabies, wombats, deer and birds.
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