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