Yes, you read that right.
Authorities in Jasper, an alpine town in Alberta, Canada, have put up signs urging motorists to avoid allowing salt mills, keeping sheep as hard as they can, their cars.
Jasper National Park spokesman Steve Young told CNN: “They’re salting. It’s part of what they want for the minerals in their bodies.” “Normally they would get salt from the salt lake in the park, but now they realize they can put the salt salt in the car.”
At Jasper National Park, where people often park on the side of the road hoping to catch the eye, the animals near your car are actually a real danger.
By letting moose lick salt out of your car, they become a habit to surround the car. That puts both animals and drivers at risk of accidental death.
“Mr. Moose and the car are not a good mix. If you hit the mill with your car, you will get a leg out from under it and it will pass through your windshield,” Young said.
He added that the best way to stop firefighters from approaching your car is to drive away when you see them approaching, he added.
Another important reminder that wet masters and other masters continue to focus on pods is the importance of staying inside your car and avoiding any contact with wildlife, including moose.
While other animals run abscesses when humans approach, moose will stand on the ground and take responsibility if they feel threatened.
“We’ve seen a lot of bugs in the last few years. The forest population is declining, which means there are fewer predators and the moose population is increasing,” said Young. “This also means that people need to be respectful and give them space.”