A deer was spotted on the M6 northbound near junction 31a last night.
Lancashire Roads Policing team took this photo of it on the hard shoulder.
In a Tweet officers urged motorists to stay alert while driving. It said: "Stay alert and watch your speed because you never know what you might meet."
North West Motorway Police also issued a Tweet stating: "M6 Junction 31 Northbound - Report of a deer on the hard shoulder."