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Cottage Q&A: Car vs. moose stats

Reference: Cottage Life

Well, it’s not as common as, say, cars hitting traffic cones during roadwork season. But it does happen wherever roads bisect moose habitat.

Canada’s Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) collects data on fatal wildlife–vehicle crashes; from 2000 to 2014 (the most up-to-date numbers on record), 236 people in Canada died in moose–vehicle collisions. That’s almost double the number of people killed in collisions with deer and a lot more than the number of people killed in crashes involving other, smaller animals. But that doesn’t mean cars hit moose more frequently than they hit other mammals, birds, reptiles, or anything else...Read More