Why Moose Love Licking Cars

1 363 Shikime 137 mijë

So, moose licking cars in winter is a thing, if you live in a place that has both moose and winter. But why on earth do they do this?!
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  1. Jaya N.S.
    Jaya N.S.
    8 ditë më parë

    they..... they crave that mineral, huh

  2. Ggnkrsfkoqxbk
    Ggnkrsfkoqxbk
    9 ditë më parë

    Salt addicts

  3. Ken Danger
    Ken Danger
    11 ditë më parë

    Don't let the cuteness of these pics fool you, Moose will destroy you for looking at them

  4. Giorno Giovanna
    Giorno Giovanna
    11 ditë më parë

    I don't that blue car seemed pretty turned on by the licking

  5. Sophie Jones
    Sophie Jones
    11 ditë më parë

    Hmmm... Ok, but why aren’t they intentionally placing salt licks in safer locations? The moose are clearly desperate for the salt, and it is healthy for them.

  6. king james488
    king james488
    11 ditë më parë

    I've never seen a moose licking a car... and I see moose somewhat frequently.

  7. Tecumseh Cristero
    Tecumseh Cristero
    12 ditë më parë

    Note to self: Put salt on balls then go to Canada

  8. Jeffrey Shelquist
    Jeffrey Shelquist
    13 ditë më parë

    Florida moose don’t do this.

  9. Turalcar
    Turalcar
    15 ditë më parë

    Why plural isn't "meese"?

  10. Amit das
    Amit das
    16 ditë më parë

    Nice ☺️

  11. loki Gardner
    loki Gardner
    16 ditë më parë

    hot take maybe the solution isn't to change the way we deal with ice on roads and the solution is to not have roads or atleast not have them be the sole way people can travel

  12. Jeff Lee
    Jeff Lee
    19 ditë më parë

    When I lived with my parents still, my mom's goats would lick the cars in the driveway clean. Goats are a bit easier to chase off than a moose I imagine.

  13. Achim Wokeschtla
    Achim Wokeschtla
    20 ditë më parë

    Using salt in winter to melt the ice on the streets is prohibited in Germany ... but not because of moose ... we don’t have any ... but because it’s bad for the environment in general

  14. B
    B
    20 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  15. Leland Shennett
    Leland Shennett
    20 ditë më parë

    As an Alaskan, he’s not kidding. Moose are dangerous

  16. Quinn Ethan
    Quinn Ethan
    21 ditë më parë

    m e e s e

  17. suicune690
    suicune690
    21 ditë më parë

    Road salt contaminates lakes and gets into drinking water, alternatives definitely need to be looked into.

  18. The Mole Rat
    The Mole Rat
    21 ditë më parë

    I didn’t think this was a question I would want the answer to...then I read the title and I’ve wanted to know the answer my whole life, I just never knew how to ask.

  19. flamephlegm
    flamephlegm
    21 ditë më parë

    Dude is looking extra oily today.

  20. MTexpeditions
    MTexpeditions
    21 ditë më parë

    Eastern Montana doesn't use salt on road ways. Good thing too because we are seeing a growing number of moose, especially along the lower Yellowstone River!

  21. LFTRnow
    LFTRnow
    22 ditë më parë

    Or.... Get them working at car washes!

  22. Ian Olorvida
    Ian Olorvida
    22 ditë më parë

    So human is addicted to sugar while moose are addicted to salts

  23. mike bar
    mike bar
    22 ditë më parë

    They also eat mushrooms then piss and lick it... Probably b4 licking cars

  24. Corey Pattison
    Corey Pattison
    22 ditë më parë

    My mom saw this and booked a flight for moose country and started making salt dildos. She really must love nature.

  25. DELTACX10
    DELTACX10
    22 ditë më parë

    2:24 or just use studded tires instead of wasting all the salt on the roads, sure it hurts the roads a little but its not that hard to fix.

  26. Jordon Carlson
    Jordon Carlson
    22 ditë më parë

    You didn't answer the 2 most important questions of all!! 1. When the first moose figured this out, what was he doing? 2. How did he tell the other mooses?

  27. Mr Knucles
    Mr Knucles
    22 ditë më parë

    I kniw addiction to sugar is a thing, but to salt? Well, that's new

  28. Bullen J.
    Bullen J.
    22 ditë më parë

    I suppose it might be why my family hit a moose when I was younger... Never figured salt might be the culprit... DAMN YOU SALT!!!

  29. Alexandar Hull-Richter
    Alexandar Hull-Richter
    22 ditë më parë

    If you see a moose licking your car while parked, is it helpful to use the panic switch, or will that make the moose go nuts?

  30. timexgirl
    timexgirl
    22 ditë më parë

    I always wondered about this. We get moose in our yards here and I wondered why they would come near even though they are scared.

  31. Waggoner Kranmer
    Waggoner Kranmer
    22 ditë më parë

    Let me see if I get it right.... On Canada cars are popsicles for moose!??

  32. Jake l
    Jake l
    22 ditë më parë

    Scishow be asking lifes most important questions i see

  33. Raven
    Raven
    22 ditë më parë

    Glad they don't use salt where I live. The moose spend enough time in my driveway already. Its hard to go somewhere when an enormous aggressive animal is between you and your car door.

  34. Magnus Bergner
    Magnus Bergner
    23 ditë më parë

    Silly question. Would putting salt stones in the forests a few kilometers away from the roads not relieve this problem. It couldn't cost much compared to having moose run around trying to lick cars and causing traffic accidents, right? Hire some kids on snowmobiles to go out to specific spots and have them change to stones every two weeks or so and have you could even have them maintain a wildlife camera to check how many and what type of animal are using the stone. Funding from both traffic authorities and from wildlife management should give the program a healthy enough budget.

  35. Ian Kelley
    Ian Kelley
    23 ditë më parë

    Excuse me, but plural is 'meese'. You are welcome.

  36. mdr53229
    mdr53229
    23 ditë më parë

    Mind you mØØse bites can be nasti

  37. Badabing Bodaboom
    Badabing Bodaboom
    23 ditë më parë

    Got it. Carry salt bags

  38. einherz
    einherz
    23 ditë më parë

    salt licke city

  39. Christopher Noel
    Christopher Noel
    23 ditë më parë

    Moose: Nice car you drivin', eh? [licks car] You like this car? [licks car] How about now? [licks car]

  40. A Box
    A Box
    23 ditë më parë

    CWD just won't stop spreading, will it? Once it makes the jump to rats/mice we are all so screwed.

  41. Abigail Bechard
    Abigail Bechard
    23 ditë më parë

    Meese

  42. Simply Ixia
    Simply Ixia
    23 ditë më parë

    It literally never occurred to me that this is something people would not know. It’s just so familiar to watch out for wildlife licking salt off the roads in winter in my area.

  43. Mateo Gg
    Mateo Gg
    23 ditë më parë

    I think you'll find the plural of "moose" is "meeseses"

  44. Cat Man
    Cat Man
    23 ditë më parë

    Perhaps we place a few salt blocks away from the roads at strategic points. There's no shortage of salt.

  45. Gabriel Martins
    Gabriel Martins
    23 ditë më parë

    Is it hot in Montana right now, or just in the studio?

  46. kingkool1338
    kingkool1338
    24 ditë më parë

    I want to say meese.

  47. Johan Smith
    Johan Smith
    24 ditë më parë

    We can put out salt stones with other minerals in to. Put it on a 1,5 meter up. When the animals liks on the stones it drips down so smaller animals can lick the salts to.

  48. Audrey mew
    Audrey mew
    24 ditë më parë

    Wait. So. How do they know the car is a salt lick O__o Smell? Or is it...MOOSE SIXTH SALT SENSE seriously tho what draws them to the cars

  49. DoctorX17
    DoctorX17
    24 ditë më parë

    I like moose

  50. Jaycee Williams
    Jaycee Williams
    24 ditë më parë

    Kinda wish a moose would lick my car but I'm not in moose country

  51. Shae Shae
    Shae Shae
    24 ditë më parë

    Its the salt

  52. Jess N.
    Jess N.
    24 ditë më parë

    Why couldn’t we put not just the extra road salt far from the roads, but space it out so moose have a more enticing option than the nearby cars. You know so they wouldn’t have to travel as far to get it

  53. SpicyInsomnia Ne
    SpicyInsomnia Ne
    24 ditë më parë

    next episode of why are you still awake? its 3am.. haha

  54. THE superdak
    THE superdak
    24 ditë më parë

    One time I went to a trap shoot held at a farm in New Jersey (yes, New Jersey), where we all parked in a pasture a short distance away from the fun. I went back to the car to take a nap, and woke up when I felt it rocking. It was surrounded by cows, all licking the salt off. I will never forget the sight of all those...tongues... (It could have been worse -- a nearby Jeep had it's tire cover torn off.)

  55. Dejay Rezme
    Dejay Rezme
    24 ditë më parë

    Wouldn't the easiest solution be to put salt licks somewhere safe for the mooses?

  56. Third I Prodigy
    Third I Prodigy
    24 ditë më parë

    Happened to my buddy about nights ago

  57. Alexandre Leblanc
    Alexandre Leblanc
    24 ditë më parë

    Fun fact, moose also love eating jack o lanterns. Halloween is a special kind of scary in Canada

  58. Rick Bannan
    Rick Bannan
    24 ditë më parë

    And this is similar to why we had to airlift mountain goats out of one area to their original range in Washington State, though they were big into human pee.

  59. YSN Bach
    YSN Bach
    24 ditë më parë

    I move from France to Canada 9 years ago. First time I saw one I was shocked. I knew they were big, bit not that big. Majestic Animal tho

  60. Undyingsquirrel
    Undyingsquirrel
    24 ditë më parë

    what if we left salt lamps outside for them in a safe area where they wont hurt people?

  61. Matt Logue
    Matt Logue
    24 ditë më parë

    My son will lick cars. Hes autistic.

  62. Matt Logue
    Matt Logue
    24 ditë më parë

    What he won't be like bullwinkle?

  63. Pi
    Pi
    24 ditë më parë

    Kakyoin!

  64. Michael Griffiths
    Michael Griffiths
    24 ditë më parë

    My grandfather was killed my a moose when he was 6 years old.

  65. Austenhead
    Austenhead
    24 ditë më parë

    Surely it would be cheaper to just airdrop salt licks for them away from roads.

  66. Tom Areani
    Tom Areani
    24 ditë më parë

    "What is the plural form of Moose"? ..... "MOOSEN".

  67. Robert T
    Robert T
    24 ditë më parë

    My guess salt.

  68. tobi or not tobi
    tobi or not tobi
    24 ditë më parë

    Ok so pull out a salt lick instead of selfie stick got chu

  69. Gabe Graham
    Gabe Graham
    25 ditë më parë

    Nah, if I ever go to Canada and see a moose you best bet that I’m about to treat it like a horse by putting salt in my hand for it.

  70. Abraham Earthstein
    Abraham Earthstein
    25 ditë më parë

    That sign made me smile and giggle. Thanks.

  71. Nathan Banks
    Nathan Banks
    25 ditë më parë

    Moose antlers are too wide to fit through my doorway.

  72. Just a orange with a Peel
    Just a orange with a Peel
    25 ditë më parë

    Free car wash

  73. Jeff B
    Jeff B
    25 ditë më parë

    A few years ago while driving on a Colorado back road, a small herd of bighorn sheep surrounded our vehicle, and several of them started licking our car. I'd been puzzled about this until seeing this video. Thanks!

  74. diebesgrab
    diebesgrab
    25 ditë më parë

    I always thought road salt was toxic or something, is that not the case for moose? Or are moose just so big they’re mostly unaffected?

  75. Beemer WT
    Beemer WT
    25 ditë më parë

    Slowly and carefully drive away... until the moose starts chasing you THEN FREAKING BOOK IT BECAUSE THAT THING WILL SMASH YOUR CAR, AND THEY CAN RUN REALLY FAST.

  76. Igniex
    Igniex
    25 ditë më parë

    Before I watch the video Imma guess its salt on the cars in the winter. Salt is dumped on roads in the winter to reduce ice and snow and improve traction

  77. Lakrids Pibe
    Lakrids Pibe
    25 ditë më parë

    Why Moose Love Kicking Cars

  78. peterking167
    peterking167
    25 ditë më parë

    Moose lick salt 🤔... covers entire body in salt heads into forest.... returns home smiling and drained

  79. Lifeful Life
    Lifeful Life
    25 ditë më parë

    Does anyone know if it's safe to put a Himalayan salt lick outside in places you know moose usually are? They're often used for horses

  80. Glimpsee
    Glimpsee
    25 ditë më parë

    I thought we all agreed the plural for moose was meese

  81. Micah Philson
    Micah Philson
    25 ditë më parë

    2:34 is one of the best out-of-context lines I've seen on this show in a long time!

  82. 李资源
    李资源
    25 ditë më parë

    did i miss something? why cars will be covered by salt?

    1. Altitude Is Everything
      Altitude Is Everything
      25 ditë më parë

      De-icing slippery roads in winter and spring.

  83. Ghosted Youtuber
    Ghosted Youtuber
    25 ditë më parë

    But what if I do not want to drive away safely.

  84. DigitalYojimbo
    DigitalYojimbo
    25 ditë më parë

    Salt ?

  85. Claire Kuhlman
    Claire Kuhlman
    25 ditë më parë

    Bison also do this and it is hilarious/terrifying when they do while you are in the car

  86. Stephanie Grieco
    Stephanie Grieco
    25 ditë më parë

    I had a horse do this to me. Blocked the driveway for over an hour

  87. Justin Patterson
    Justin Patterson
    25 ditë më parë

    Thats my dog's dominance tactic. If he licks it. It's his...

  88. Joey Schalow
    Joey Schalow
    25 ditë më parë

    “Just a little sodium chloride!” “Actually dude.. that’s salt..” “That’s what I said!” “Sodium Chloride!”

    1. Christopher Noel
      Christopher Noel
      23 ditë më parë

      Sodium chloride is a salt, but not the only one. Salt comes in many varieties of metals.

  89. herranton1979
    herranton1979
    25 ditë më parë

    Salt? Just a guess while the ads play...

  90. Yusif Ramoutar
    Yusif Ramoutar
    25 ditë më parë

    Quick question if a moose is willing to go that far go get salt and they are very dangerous wouldnt they see u as an enemy trying to take away their salt and attack the car as it drives way ?

  91. Jessebob Æ
    Jessebob Æ
    25 ditë më parë

    The Alaskan moose is the largest subspecies of all, weighing in at between 660 pounds and 1,500 pounds (299-680 kg).

  92. eisener michael
    eisener michael
    25 ditë më parë

    We use calcium chloride in Edmonton. It rusts your car bad, destroys everything it touches, eats through concrete and is generally unpleasant. It's not a good option

  93. Daniel Duncan
    Daniel Duncan
    25 ditë më parë

    I always just figured it was the salt. Now let's watch the video and find out. Yep, duh. What else could it have been? What, they like wax automotive wax? No, it is more likely the salt. To me, this is just common sense. Now let's check the comments to see what kind of viewer base you have, and let's hope they are not morons.

  94. Ninad Nimkar
    Ninad Nimkar
    25 ditë më parë

    *laughs in canadian*

  95. Kuunib
    Kuunib
    25 ditë më parë

    Good ting I live In Switzerland where they do put irresponsible amouts of salt (sodium chloride on the road) but here are no moose. It still annoys me cause, I have to wait for where it it above 0°C to wash my white /silver cars.

  96. Ruby C
    Ruby C
    25 ditë më parë

    I joke with my friends so much I forget the plural of moose isn’t meese

  97. Liz Anderson
    Liz Anderson
    25 ditë më parë

    Where did moose get sodium in the winter before we started dumping salt on the roads?

  98. Vee Dragon
    Vee Dragon
    25 ditë më parë

    I wish deer avoided cars and roads, too. Sigh.

  99. Jeremy Alexander
    Jeremy Alexander
    25 ditë më parë

    Ah yes, the question that's led to many a sleepless night.

  100. Harry Ballz
    Harry Ballz
    25 ditë më parë

    I haven’t even seen nor watched this video and I already know it’s about salt.