Newfoundland and Labrador has as love/hate relationship with its moose population, though it is mostly hate when that relationship centres on streets and highways.
There are hundreds of collisions each year involving moose in the province, and an uncounted number of near-misses. Which is probably why it makes sense for those of us behind the wheel to go out of our way to avoid the hulking brutes.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Transportation and Works warns the public to keep an eye open for moose near the highway, and slow down when one is nearby.
Drivers are also told to give moose the right of way, and wait for it to cross the highway before starting their driving again.