Norwegian Man Swerves to Avoid Hitting a Moose, Runs Into a Bear
More Kookiness: Norway Has 100,000 Moose, But Just 150 Brown Bears
We don't even want to calculate the odds, mostly because we hate math, but also because they've got to be impossibly high: a Norwegian man driving in Oslo on Wednesday swerved to avoid hitting a moose, and ran into a brown bear instead.
And this is in a country littered with moose -- about 100,000 of them -- while brown bears are scarce, with only about 150 (or, sadly, possibly only 149 now) roaming throughout Norway.
The driver, for the record, is okay, as is the moose. As for the bear, wildlife officials are unsure of its status, as it was nowhere to be found after the accident.
The man operating the vehicle was driving down a rural around around midnight, when he spotted the moose and immediately swerved around him. But then the bear suddenly ran in front of the car, and the driver had no time to avoid the bear.
"The driver had lost a bit of speed as he tried to avoid the moose before hitting the bear," wildlife official Svein Erik Bjorke told Reuters.
"We are currently tracking the bear and we have found traces of blood indicating internal injuries."
The moose, meanwhile, fled the scene without injuries, but the man's car … well, to say the least, a car that plays chicken with a brown bear isn't going to emerge without some damage.