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This Couple Had An Incredible Encounter With A Car-Licking Moose

"It just walked over to our car and had its way."

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Okay, remember how we told you Albertans were warned about car-licking moose?

Theresa Malan

We weren't kidding.

Theresa Malan

CJ Malan and his wife Theresa had headed out to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, just south of their home in Banff National Park.

Theresa Malan

They'd heard reports about moose treating salty cars like lollipops, but they didn't think they'd actually get to witness it firsthand.

Theresa Malan

Then this handsome fella appeared.

Theresa Malan

"We saw it on the side of the road so we stopped and waited," Malan told BuzzFeed Canada. They watched it lick another parked car, "then it just walked over to our car and had its way."

Theresa Malan

"Theresa freaked out a little bit and I’ll admit I had a moment where I was like 'oh no,'" said CJ. "But after a short while you could tell he wasn’t interested in us at all."

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"He was very happy to do what he was doing, he was completely ignoring us."

Theresa Malan

CJ and Theresa sat in their car for 30 minutes while the moose went to town, licking up the road salt residue on the car. All they could do was watch.

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Having only moved to Alberta nine months ago from South Africa, it was an especially spectacular Canadian moment for CJ.

"It was unbelievable, honestly," said CJ.

The couple was able to drive off after the moose finished up, leaving them with a some amazing video footage and a slightly cleaner car.
Theresa Malan

The couple was able to drive off after the moose finished up, leaving them with a some amazing video footage and a slightly cleaner car.

"There’s people who’ve lived here their whole lives who haven’t experienced such a thing."

Theresa Malan