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Kicker: Don’t stop for moose


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Park officials in Canada tell drivers not to stop and let moose lick salt off of their vehicles

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MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Well, Mary, I think we’re both seasoned enough to remember this classic:

AUDIO: Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? A good question. Let’s find out.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: A one…A two-hoo…A three.

BROWN: That may have worked for Mr. Owl. Not so much for Mr. Moose.

It seems moose in Canada like to lick the road salt off of cars. They don’t get a lot of salt from their food and they love the taste. So they’re puckering up to cars driving through a national park.

All seems fun and games, but park officials say it’s bad for the moose because they lose their fear of roads and vehicles. And that leads to accidents!

So, in addition to “don’t feed the animals,” a new rule: don’t let them lick your car!

REICHARD: Just the Tootsie Pops.

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