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TRENDING: Newfoundland Moose

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You’d be surprised to find out that the top Google search today was ‘moose’. If you check out #NLMOOSE you’ll see why: moose seem to be taking over the streets of St. Johns and most of Newfoundland.

Daily Planet Producer, Koula reached out to the experts to find out why..... 

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RNC Const. Geoffrey Higdon pointed out that all the social media hype is great for two reasons –
they’re a lot of fun [picture moose in the backyard, crossing the street, in the park by the sandbox] and he uses all this fun to alert the public when moose are spotted on the highway so folks can slow down and avoid a head-on collision.

Hundreds of moose-vehicle collisions happen every year in NL and many lead to fatalities or serious injuries. 

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Emily Timmins, Dept. of Environment and Conservation gave us the low-down: this is the season when yearlings [moose that were born last year] are pushed out of the fold by mommy-moose so they wonder around a bit lost until they find their way to another grazing spot.

Emily pointed out that moose sightings in NL are probably as unusual as raccoon sightings in Toronto.

OH CANADA!