Remember, especially if you must travel at night, to be on the lookout for moose.
The moose in Maine love to live in the dense woods; yet this time of the year, there are an overabundance of flies, mosquitoes, and otherwise evil little creatures which make life quite miserable for many of the woodland inhabitants. Nighttime is the biting-est time of all.
When the biting bugs become too much to bear, moose often dash out into open roadways for a fresh breeze and welcome relief. They then will often stand perfectly still, seemingly unconcerned or even unaware of the oncoming headlights.
Each year, Maine sees several automobile fatalities involving moose, and they're usually at night.
Please be careful, and have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!
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