There are plenty of road signs around world that amuse and bemuse motorists. The latest to raise smiles and possibly sense of bewilderment are in Canada. Transport authorities in town of Jasper, Alberta have erected electronic signs to warn drivers not to let moose lick their cars. Moose are largest and heaviest members of deer family and are native to Canada. They are frequent sight on Canadian roads, but addiction to salt has led them to sate their need by licking cars. Vehicles are splashed with road salt that has been sprinkled on road to help melt snow. It is common to see moose licking salt on roads, but they have now developed preference for licking it off cars.
Jasper National Park spokesperson explained why salt licking was problem. He warned that moose's addiction is becoming increasing problem and could be fatal. He said: "This behaviour started as occasional issue few years ago and now is too common. People are getting far too close, and it's perpetuated by moose's obsession with salt." tour operator said: "I hate to say it, but this road salt is kind of like drug for the moose." The salt habit poses additional dangers for moose. Cars are invariably covered with whole host of harmful chemicals. In addition, moose are vulnerable to pneumonia. Licking car surfaces could increase the risk of spreading disease