Moose have become a widely joked about Canadian stereotype but anyone who lives here knows that they are no joke. Just yesterday a moose caused a serious traffic jam in Ottawa when it wandered onto the highway and today another moose caused even more damage in Newfoundland.
A car in Newfoundland hit a moose and then burst into flames, proving that moose are actually really dangerous.
CBC Newfoundland shared a video on their Twitter this morning that shows thick black smoke billowing from a vehicle while a large animal lies on the road.
According to their tweet, the footage was captured by Wendy Muise at 9 AM this morning. The incident took place in Codroy Pond, Newfoundland, which is on the south-west side of the island, near where you can catch the ferry to Nova Scotia.
This car struck a moose and then caught on fire, according to Wendy Muise. She took this footage at around 9am this morning near Codroy Pond.— CBC N.L. (@CBCNL) 20 July 2018
The driver and two passengers got out safely, she said.#nltraffic #cbcnlhttps://t.co/Dy3GlcQCEI pic.twitter.com/i6QmorT3Lk
Newfoundland has an extra large population of moose which is a big part of the province's identity, but they also pose a massive threat to drivers in the area.
Full grown moose can be three meters tall or even bigger and can weigh over 1500 pounds. As a lot of Canadians know, because of how massive they are, hitting a moose almost guarantees major damage to your car and can even be fatal.
Thankfully this crash didn' have any worse consequences as both passengers and the driver are reported to have made it out of the car safely.