KANANASKIS, Canada — Be on the lookout for moose with very long tongues.
Officials at a provincial park in southern Alberta in Canada have warned visitors to be careful of moose who come to lick the salt off their cars.
Park officials say the moose have been wandering down to trailhead parking lots at the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and slurping away at the road salt crusted on vehicles parked there.
The park rangers specifically are warning that visitors do not attempt to “push moose away from your vehicle while on foot.”
A female moose can weigh up to 950 pounds and a male moose can tip the scales at over 1,100 pounds and they can get aggressive. They also can stand well over six feet at the shoulder.
Instead, they advise people honk their horns or use the panic button to trigger a car’s alarm.