A Canadian wildlife photographer's SUV was licked clean by two moose on a recent trip to Jasper National Park in Alberta.
John Marriott has been a wildlife photographer for over two decades, but he told Barcroft TV he'd never seen anything like it.
"We’ve got a moose cow and calf that have surrounded our vehicles and are licking the salt of the vehicles, essentially providing my SUV with a bit of a free car wash."
"It was kind of neat seeing a full size moose, bigger than my vehicle was," Marriott said.
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.
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