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This Photographer's Car Was Licked Clean By Two Adorable Moose

“The Jasper car wash at Maligne Lake. Free service.”

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A Canadian wildlife photographer's SUV was licked clean by two moose on a recent trip to Jasper National Park in Alberta.

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John Marriott has been a wildlife photographer for over two decades, but he told Barcroft TV he'd never seen anything like it.

John Marriott / Twitter / Via Twitter: @johnemarriott

Marriott said he was giving a workshop at Maligne Lake where he and his group parked their vehicles to take photos of a moose and her calf, but the two animals had other plans.

Moose are known to seek out salt and other minerals. Road salt, in particular, can draw moose toward traffic and vehicles. Here's how these two moose left Marriott's car after they were done licking salt and mud off it.

They're not particularly good at this car wash business, but they tried. At least the service was free.

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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