Moose most dangerous in full moon

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Researchers at a college in the eastern Norwegian county of Hedmark (Høyskølen i Hedmark) have determined that moose are most dangerous in the full moon. Not because they start howling or become aggressive, but because that’s when the most vehicular collisions with moose occur.

Accident statistics from insurance company Tryg show that the danger of hitting moose on the open road is especially high during full moon in the winter months. Moose move about more in the light of the moon, and seek open spaces with less snow, like along the road.

“Motorists driving in the early morning near forests should be extra careful,” Ketil Voll, a department leader at Tryg, told news bureau NTB. He advised motorists to reduce their speed and keep an eye on the sides of the road.

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