Moose Licking: Not Permitted in Canada
Resident's of Jasper, a Canadian town in the Alberta Province, have been issued a dire warning - DO NOT LET MOOSE LICK YOUR CAR.
Resident’s of Jasper, a Canadian town in the Alberta Province, have been issued a dire warning – DO NOT LET MOOSE LICK YOUR CAR.
Residents of the alpine area have noticed an electronic road sign with the interesting warning to not let moose lick their car. The signs are located on the Maligne Lake Road in Jasper National Park.
The warning may seem humorous, however the threat is real. Moose can weigh well over 1,000 lbs and posing serious threats to motorist. Moose are attracted to the salt placed on the roads and can often be found hanging out along the byways licking up the tasty treat.
Travelers along Canadian roads can accumulate a juicy coating of road salt on the exterior of their vehicles. The road grime may appear unappealing, however a moose, salty cars can be a special treat.
“I hate to say it, but this road salt is kind of like crack,” explains Jasper Tour Company owner Joe Urie to CBC Edmonton News. “If that moose then starts to approach your vehicle, you know what’s coming next. Get moving. Don’t give the moose the opportunity to do it.”
The moose have become desensitized to vehicles leading to increased collisions, accidents, and attacks. They also don’t care whether their antlers wreak havoc on your vehicle.
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