STATEWIDE – Use caution when driving in the early morning and evening hours.
That’s the message from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Biologists say moose are on move. Now is the time of year when mothers are calving. If those mothers still have a yearling from their last calving, she will drive that yearling off. Meaning, there could be young moose on the move, trying to figure out where to go and what to do.
With things greening up, officials say drivers may see more moose on roadways.
“Water and rain can obviously run off the road into a depression. There may be some natural salt licks. Ya know any of these places that are muddy areas where there’s run off that collects into a little bit of a pool, moose are attracted to those places. “Lee Kantar, Moose Biologist, Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife “During the end of May and into June, yearling moose will be wandering around.”
He adds drivers need to be more vigilant this time of year.