Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rut Roh.

It's the time of the year for SMD* here in Maine so slow down and be on the lookout for moose in the road. Moose are most likely to approach the road during the night or early mornings and they're difficult to see.

According to the Portland Press Herald, there are about 700 moose/vehicle collisions each year. Last night, there were two moose/car collisions on the Maine Turnpike in Scarborough:

State Police say three men escaped serious injury when their two cars struck two moose near the Saco-Scarborough town line. The first car struck the first animal, which then came through the windshield of the car before landing in the roadway. The second car then struck the other moose and then ran over the first one. The three men who were in the cars were injured, but not seriously.

*Seasonal Moose Disorder

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