Beware of Moose Licking Cars

@RasmaSandra (71584)
Daytona Beach, Florida
November 26, 2020 8:24pm CST
Whenever you're driving if you are close to the outskirts of the city I am sure you have seen road signs that say Moose Crossing. However, in the town of Jasper, Alberta in Canada motorists driving along suddenly encounter electronic signs that warn Don't let the moose lick your car. Moose are native to Canada and the largest and heaviest relations of the deer family. It is their addiction to sald that has led them to lick cars in Canada. Salt has been sprinkled on roadways to melt snow quicker. The salt splashes onto cars and the moose cannot help but want to lick cars due to the salty taste. It is unfortunate that this salt licking habit can become dangerous to both moose and drivers. For the moose to get his salt craving satisfied he is also licking in the chemicals on the cars. Another thing is that moose are vulnerable to pneumonia so by licking car surfaces they are not only getting their dose of salt but also could possibly increase the risk of spreading disease. More on this story
https://carbuzz.com/news/car-licking-moose-causing-problems-in-canada
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@LindaOHio (149435)
• United States
27 Nov 20
That's a dangerous habit for a moose to try.
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@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
27 Nov 20
I am glad that they are taking step to protect the moose. Ever little bit of effort counts.
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@SHOHANA (16096)
• Bangladesh
27 Nov 20
Salt licking rats are not bothering people here fortunately. But awareness is important
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@youfiq (2572)
• United States
27 Nov 20
This is one step to conserve wildlife, I support it
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