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Cape Breton Island Warnings and Dangers: 11 reviews and 10 photos
When my sister and I were hiking in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, part of the Cabot Trail, there was a lot of moose poop (or scat, a word that I heard for the first time on the hike) everywhere. In and of itself, this isn't such a big deal. It might put you off chocolate moose droppings for a while and scatologists do suggest not picking the scat up with your bare hands to examine it because of deadly parasites.
The concern is that this is a representation of the 4000 moose that inhabit the park. When you drive you have to be continuously on the lookout for moose. Moose are very unpredictable, they cross the road randomly, and where there are moose crossing signs, there are even more of them. They are most active at dusk and at night. On my last drive, in a span of half an hour, there was one on the road ahead of us and 3 others on the shoulder of the road. They scattered when they saw us, but sometimes they charge the car when spooked, so don't challenge them.
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