(what has to be the world’s way-coolest animal [except maybe for perhaps elephants])
Car-licking moose prompts warning in southern Alberta
Officials say don’t try to push them away from vehicles
The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 14, 2016 4:00 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016 11:57 AM MT
Watch out for moose who like to lick vehicles.
That’s a warning from the Alberta government for people visiting Peter Lougheed Provincial Park about 130 kilometres west of Calgary.
Alberta Parks says moose are on the trails at Chester Lake and Burstall Pass and are coming into the trailhead parking lots to lick salt off the sides of vehicles.
The government advises people to sound their horn to try to get the salt-lickers away from their vehicles.
It also warns to not try to push a moose away from the vehicle.
In Canada, a female moose weighs an average of 750 to 926 pounds and a male moose averages between 992 and 1,102 pounds.
Alberta Parks issued the warning Tuesday and ask people report any aggressive moose encounters to them.