More people are posting pictures of animals on the roadways according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

The MNRF says this is the time of year that animals like moose and bears will be moving closer to the highways for food. Outreach specialist Karen Passmore says animals like Moose will be looking for minerals such as road salt because it is harder to find in the wild this time of year. Passmore says you need to drive extra cautious on the highways this time of year, especially in areas marked with moose of bear crossing signs.

Passmore says even though it seems cool, you shouldn’t be stopping and taking pictures.

Passmore says animals can see this as a threat and approach the vehicle. She says if you ever hit an animal on the road and it is an emergency, you should call 9-1-1 and then the local MNRF office.