Car Licking Moose Alert

Grin … You can’t make this kind of thing up. Hot off the press from our Canadian friends.

Officials in western Canada are warning motorists not to interact with moose if they find the animals licking salt off their cars.

An alert issued by the province of Alberta’s government says that moose are approaching vehicles in car parks near two trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and warns people not to try to push the animals away while on foot.

It advises that the recommended “moose viewing distance” is 30m (100ft), and any car licking creatures should be deterred by either sounding a horn or using a remote door alarm. CBC news points out, adult moose can weigh more than 1,000lb (453kg), so shoving one is unlikely to be effective. The animals can become aggressive and charge people or vehicles if they feel threatened.

Merry Christmas Canada


8 responses to “Car Licking Moose Alert

  1. I had a hard time reading this because I was laughing so hard. Wonderful post as usual.

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    • It’s a sad statement on Society when a government agency has to issue a warning to people telling them that a wild moose can’t be pushed and is dangerous when approached.

      Happy Holidays

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  2. Trying to push a moose away from one’s car is about as effective as trying to push a bull into the next field. A decade ago we spent a couple of weeks in Alaska. The only sighting that we had of a moose was in a suburban neighborhood. The moose was munching on the apple tree in the front yard. We could see the family grill in the backyard. So much for wild nature viewing.

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  3. Sorry had to laugh… 🙂


  4. I’ll remember that next time I’m in a place where the animals come that close (in the parks),

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