Hi painedplatinum and others,
Turned out my moose was digitalized after all. He is the shadowy being in the center bottom toward the right. It took a bit of time before the car in front of me moved and I dug out my camera, so he was a moving (fast) target once he stopped standing in the middle of the road about 5 miles into the US side of the Québec border. The cool thing is that they really do stand in the middle of the road and look at you just like it appears on the signs.