In Scandinavian countries it is a real problem that afflicts animals and motorists. We are talking aboutcrossing of reindeer, elk and other large wild animals which, suddenly and often, can be in front of cars in the middle of the road and cause collisions, road exits and accidents.
From these unpleasant episodes, the famous “moose test“, which is carried out on new cars to check their stability in the event of a sudden and sudden change of trajectory. Despite the precautions, it is always difficult to predict or notice in time the presence of reindeer or elk in the street. For this reason, a Finnish association has decided to act, trying to help animals and drivers, in a particular and useful way.
In the wonderful and typically winter setting of the streets of Finland and Lapland, symbolic lands of reindeer and Santa Claus, there are those who have decided to give these great wild animals a truly unique aspect, all devoted to safety. There Reindeer Herder’s Association, specialized in the protection of local fauna, had the idea of spray a special reflective spray on the reindeer horns.
In doing so, the result is immediately visible, especially in the long dark hours that characterize those Nordic lands. Becoming phosphorescent in the dark, horns can be spotted by motorists at significantly greater distances than normal, thus allowing you to brake earlier and stop or dodge the reindeer safely.
An important step, if we consider that every year, in Finland, these animals are the estimated cause about 3-5000 road accidents. The spray, developed and produced by the brand Albedo100, it should not pose any health risk reindeer, although the reactions of the animals themselves to this treatment, in relation to their herd life, are still to be fully verified.
What is certain is that, in the Lapland and Finnish roads, it is increasingly common to see reindeers with “bright” horns, and this original initiative undoubtedly manages to save the lives of many of these beautiful animals. It is not a question of fantasy or magic, therefore: phosphorescent reindeers are reality. From today, if we meet one on our way, we will know why it looks so curious …