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Moose on the loose halts traffic as it ambles across Alaska road

Moose on the loose halts traffic as it ambles across Alaska road

A moose halting traffic as it calmly crossed a road in Anchorage, Alaska, was captured on film by a pulled-over motorist.

Brian Brettschneider filmed the laidback moose as it ambled in front of traffic, forcing several cars to stop on Sunday, 28 January.

The moose was unfazed as it crossed the road, stopping once it reached the other side.

Over 800 collisions between moose and vehicles occur in Alaska each year, with many more likely unreported, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Canada Parks recently warned people not to let moose lick their cars as they like the taste of road salt. The interaction can lead moose to “lose their fear of cars and people, leading to traffic accidents.”