Animal News: Missed the Moose by That Much

Animal News: Missed the Moose by That Much

A Norwegian driver who swerved his car on a rural road to avoid running into a moose. That is the good news.

The bad news: He hit a bear instead.

The driver spotted the moose on a country road near Hanestad, 225 kilometers north of Oslo in Norway. The accident occured around midnight.

"The driver had lost a bit of speed as he tried to avoid the moose before hitting the bear," said Svein Erik Bjorke of the local wildlife authority, who was out in the forest searching for the wounded animal, according to Reuters.

"We are currently tracking the bear and we have found traces of blood indicating internal injuries," he said.

The driver escaped uninjured while his car suffered damage.

Norway's rugged mountains are sparsely populated and full of wildlife. The country, nearly the size of Germany is home to just five million people, has around 100,000 moose and 150 brown bears.

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