Moose on Great Northern Peninsula Abides Traffic Laws
In the first image the moose does not realize he should turn and is thinking of making a dash across the highway.
Something clicks and he catches the sign and realizes he most likely should turn.
He opts to return to the forest.
The Great Northern Peninsula has an abundance of moose, most likely there are more moose than people. During the prelude to the beginning of the tourism season, I have seen more moose on or near the road than vehicles when driving the highway.
If you are interested in seeing wildlife, such as moose or caribou, the Great Northern Peninsula is a gem. Especially, Roddickton (Moose Capital of the World) or drive from Eddies Cove East to St. Anthony. However, be cautious as not all moose use the same judgement as this one; they have been known to reek havoc on our highways. Each year signs are posted noting the number of reported moose vehicle collisions on Route 430. This number was nearing double-digits the last time I passed the sign.
The Viking Trail, Route 430 on the Great Northern Peninsula is your premier destination if you want a serene scenic drive with a high likelihood of catching a glimpse of a moose, caribou or even an iceberg!
Christopher C. Mitchelmore
Posted on June 12, 2011, in Landscapes/Geography and tagged canada, Great Northern Peninsula, Gros Morne National Park, Moose, Newfoundland & Labrador, Roddickton, Traffic collision. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.