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moose collisionsRUMFORD — May and June are the peak months for moose collisions, which is why two state agencies began alerting drivers on Thursday to the approaching danger. As the weather warms, roadsides are one of the first places to turn green throughout Maine. After their winter diet, moose are hungry for salt, which can be found on the side of roads, and in tender green plants. This brings them in close proximity to vehicles, Lee Kantar, state moose biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said Thursday afternoon. “Given the size and mass of moose, the likelihood of serious personal injury is far greater with moose, and thus, it is absolutely critical for drivers to be constantly vigilant during this time of year,” Kantar said (read more about moose collisions at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

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