Government Issues a Most Canadian Warning

Beware of moose who lick cars, warns the Alberta government
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2016 8:37 AM CST
Government Issues a Most Canadian Warning
Canadian motorists were warned not to get between a moose intent on licking car sides.   (

Oh, Canada! The Alberta government is warning motorists to beware of moose that lick. That is, don't physically try to stop them. The Peter Lougheed Provincial Park west of Calgary has experienced an influx of moose who enjoy sampling the salt caked to the windows and doors of parked vehicles, reports CBC News.

If you had the idea of getting between a 1,000-pound moose and its pleasure, think again. Do not to "attempt to push moose away from your vehicle while on foot," says Alberta Parks. Instead, sound your horn or activate your key fob's panic button. A number is provided to report "all aggressive moose encounters." (It's illegal to ride a moose in Canada.)

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