The Alberta Parks department is warning traveler’s in southern Alberta to be advised of car-licking moose in the Chester Lake and Burstall Pass Parking Lots and area.
No, we’re not making this up.
Officials say moose have been spotted on trails at Chester Lake and Burstall Pass and have been seen walking into parking lots to lick salt off the sides of vehicles.
Alberta Parks says the recommended moose viewing is 30 metres away so you should honk your horn or use your remote door alarm to deter moose trying to get to your car.
As an extra piece of advice they’re reminding people not to “try to push moose away from your vehicle while on foot.”
— Alberta Parks (@Albertaparks) December 13, 2016
In all seriousness, if you do encounter an aggressive moose, report it immediately by calling 403-591-7755.