A COW and a donkey have been killed in accidents with vehicles in the New Forest.
A red Hereford steer was fatally injured on the road between Wootton Bridge and Wilverley junction, near Sway, at around 12.40pm on Tuesday 1st October.
Two days later a grey jenny donkey died on the B3078 between Ashley Walk and Deadmans Hill at 6am, near Godshill.
A motorist reported a collision with a pony on the B3078 between Crows Nest and Howen Bottom the following evening but the animal could not be found.
The verderers are also warning members of the public to stay away as pony drifts continue across the New Forest next week.
The annual round-up of livestock is vital for the management of the national park and the welfare of the animals, and is a key fixture of the commoning calendar.
The next drifts will be at Pondhead on Tuesday, Amberwood and Turf Hill on Friday and Withybeds on Sunday.
To report a livestock collision call the police on 999 in an emergency or 101.
For sick, injured or distressed livestock call the verderers during office hours on 023 8028 2052 or the Forestry England 24 hours on 0300 067 4600.