The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting out a reminder to everyone that you should be on the lookout for eagles while on the road.

According to a news release from the Minnesota DNR website, this is the time of the year when they receive an uptick in calls about injured or dead eagles on the roads.

Eagles are more likely to get hit by motorists during this time of year because that's when deer are also moving more. Eagles can become exposed to lead from the animal they are eating, which in turn makes the eagle disoriented and can lead to danger. Eagles can also over eat, which means that they become too heavy to fly and have to wait to digest the food before they can take off.

The DNR are encouraging people who see a dead eagle to either leave it alone or get it to the nearest DNR office. You can find more information by going to the Minnesota DNR website.