Spring Brings Moose Out of the Woods, Onto the Roads

Updated 2 years ago

Maine officials say it’s time for motorists to be on the lookout for moose.The departments of transportation and inland fisheries and wildlife say moose will be especially active along roads over the next two months. Officials say moose are attracted to roads for two reasons: Roadsides provide tender green plants that moose like to eat, as well as salt that moose crave.Lee Kantar, state moose biologist, says another problem is that yearlings are being left on their own for the first time, and those young moose are more likely to venture onto roads.Moose-vehicle collisions are rare, but they’re especially dangerous because they’re so big that they bring a high likelihood of serious injury for motorists.


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