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Thursday July 24, 2014

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Accidents caused by moose

Maine has the largest moose population in the continental United States, an estimated 76,000 statewide.

On average, more than 550 moose-automobile crashes have been reported annually in Maine in the last decade. Moose crashes caused two deaths lin 2012 and 22 in the last decade.

SOURCE: Maine Department of Transportation
• The red markers on the map indicate crashes that happened in May or June.

• Yellow markers indicate crashes that occurred July-December.

• Information from the crash reports had been edited only to remove any identifying information, otherwise it is verbatim from the reports.

Portland Press Herald

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