This time of the year you have to worry about deer running across the road while you're driving, whether you're in the Adirondacks or not. But if you ARE in the Adirondacks, you have other things to worry about, too...

There's a lot of wildlife in the Adirondacks, there's no doubt about that. And with that wildlife comes the need to use extra caution, especially driving this time of the year. Yes, there are more deer and you have to worry about them jumping out in front of your vehicle while you're driving, but you also have to worry about foxes, bears, and other animals.

You even have to worry about moose trying to cross the road.

Yes, that's right, moose. We know there's moose up north, but this time of the year has them moving around more, which means the chances of striking one with your vehicle goes up. And this isn't like hitting a fox or deer - Moose are a LOT bigger and will do more damage to your vehicle, and possibly, yourself.

According to Syracuse.com, there were three separate vehicle accidents involving moose just this last weekend (September 28-September 30). THREE!!

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So what can you do?

Unfortunately, you can't predict a moose jumping out in front of you while driving, but there are some precautionary measures you can take. Treat it the same way you do for deer:
-Be extra careful during the early morning hours and right before nightfall (even though it's possible for them to be moving around at any time of the day)
-If you see one slow down because there may be more
-And if there is a moose standing by the road slow WAY down. The animal may decided to run at the last minute, and they could do that, right in front of your car

 


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[Syracuse.com]