Moose on the Loose Campaign Starts
Adult moose are about 6 ft tall, and weigh up to 1,300 pounds. Hitting one with a vehicle is dangerous and in some cases deadly. Saskatchewan had many crashes last year, and 4 people died as a result of these crashes. Saskatchewan Government Insurance and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation have started the "Moose on the Loose" campaign, reminding motorists to slow down, and keep an eye out for these large animals.
There are ads on TV, the radio, and signs posted, warning drivers if they have a collision with a moose their vehicle will be destroyed. Last year collisions with wildlife costs over $40 million in vehicle damage, the majority of crashes are with deer, then elk and moose. Moose have been on the roadside more often in recent years, looking for food and other moose. From CBC News.