Look out for moose on the loose north of Prince Albert

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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In the wake of a moose-motorist collision on Friday night, Buckland Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Miller is cautioning people to keep an eye out.

 

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“It’s one thing to hit a deer, but it’s quite another to hit a moose,” he said. “Maybe in that area people need to slow down a bit. It’s so dark you really don’t know where it is until it’s on top of you.

“They come over the hood and right through the windshield … and they’re heavier, too. If you survive them coming into the vehicle, they can actually kick you to death.”

The driver and passenger of a vehicle 12 kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2 were fortunate to have survived their 10:20 p.m. collision with a moose on Thursday, Miller notes.

Parkland Ambulance reportedly cared for two people with injuries who were taken by ambulance to hospital in good condition for further care.

On Friday morning, Miller reports two more moose spotted on Pulp Haul Road, prompting him to caution the public to keep an eye out for the large mammals.

 

 

Geographic location: Prince Albert, Pulp Haul Road

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  • Barefoot Mick
    January 17, 2014 - 22:44

    When something is broken I ask myself what changed? We have more moose in the farmland now than at any other time. Could it be that the small farms have been swallowed up by big business? I'm sure a few moose would find themselves in the deep freezers of small enviro family friendly farms in the past.