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Jokes notwithstanding, moose are deadly threats for hikers.
Here in central NH I have had two instances (one on rt 302, one on rt 112) where a moose came out of the woods ahead of me, run in the same direction, then crossed directly in front of me. In both instances I was braking and moving more slowly by the time it crossed
At night they are nearly invisible and their eyes do not reflect the way some animals do, maybe because they are so tall. One night ( rt 25 in Rumney) I first saw the belly of a moose crossing the road in the driver side window. Five feet further onto the road and I would have been a statistic.
The signs that say "brake for moose" have good advice.
Moose migration south may be more a question of reforestation. My wife and I nearly died a few years ago as a magnificent bull moose wandered into a four lane highway in the late summer evening, He must have weighed a ton. Absolutely oblivious to traffic.