And even though this chap did, I still don’t think they do. I can’t imagine it was very graceful either, moose aren’t exactly known for being graceful…
This event took place of the island of Newfoundland on the eastern coast of Canada. Moose in Newfoundland have no natural predators and have become so abundant in the area that they are literally a nuisance. A nuisance animal that large leads to some pretty interesting interactions.
And this is one of them.
A bull moose can be seen standing on the cliff edge looking like its contemplating life. The people taking the video are out in the bay on a boat driving up by it.
The cliff is steep and the moose must not feel like it can make its way back up to the top safely.
As the people gets close to him he takes a few good steps and leaps for his life. Sprawled out as far as he can be the moose goes head first downwards. It looks awfully close to the rocks and is the strangest sight ever.
But to everyone’s surprise, the moose pops his antlers up above the water and starts casually swimming back to shore… like nothing happened.
I thought he would be completely down for, and really, he still could be. I do hope it gets back to shore somehow and is okay.
That dive tops the scales for moose though, I don’t think we will see one compete with it anytime soon.