Alberta government warns provincial park visitors to not attempt to push car-licking moose away.
Moose are on the loose in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, more specifically the Chester Lake and Burstall Pass trails, and they are getting a feed on vehicle salt in the trailhead parking lots. The park, located 130 kilometers west of Calgary, has become so inundated with these furry sodium seekers, that Alberta Parks issued a warning December 14.
The government warns visitors to not attempt to push feeding moose away from vehicles, but instead advises them to sound their horn to make moose move. They are also asking any aggressive moose behavior to be reported.
According to the advisory, a Canadian cow moose on average weighs between 750 and 926 pounds. A bull weighs between 992 and 1,102 pounds. And for those that haven't seen the power of a moose close up, just check out this video. You'll then understand the reason for the warning.