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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

(Newser) – 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.

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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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