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Moose on the Loose!

April 25, 2013

The moose are on the loose in Waterville Valley!

According to the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety, the moose have been VERY active along Route 49 the past couple days.  One accident has already been reported.

Please use caution when driving, especially at night and in the early morning hours.

Each year nearly 250 moose are killed on New Hampshire highways. Their dark coloration blends well with dark pavement. To avoid collisions, drive no faster than 55 miles per hour at night and at dusk, so you can stop within the limits of your headlights’ illumination.

Moose-vehicle accidents can occur anywhere in the state. To avoid collisions with moose, scan the sides of the roads, as well as the roadway itself; drive 55 mph or less; and, if you do see a moose, slow down and be ready to Brake for Moose if the animal decides to dart in front of you. Click here for more tips on how to avoid collisions with moose.

My friend, Jae Demers, snapped these photos just yesterday of three moose on the side of the road.

Photo by Jae Demers

Photo by Jae Demers

Photo by Jae Demers

Photo by Jae Demers

Photo by Jae Demers

Photo by Jae Demers

 

 

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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