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State issues moose alert to Adirondack motorists

Use flashers or a headlight signal to warn other drivers when moose are spotted near the road.

Motorcyclists should be especially alert for moose.

If a moose does run in front of your vehicle, brake firmly but do not swerve. Swerving can cause a vehicle-vehicle collision or cause the vehicle to hit a fixed object such as a tree or pole.

If a moose is hit and killed by a vehicle, the motorist should not remove the animal unless a permit is obtained from the investigating officer at the scene of the accident.

DEC continues to work with the state Department of Transportation to identify, and place signs in areas where moose are present along roadways.

DEC estimates that New York has a population of approximately 500 moose in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas.

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