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Moose's Ottawa River commute captured on camera

Moose crossing the Ottawa River on June 12, 2019.
Moose crossing the Ottawa River on June 12, 2019.

Apparently even moose have to commute across the Ottawa River.

Likely moving far faster than traffic on the Portage Bridge in the background, a moose was captured on video Wednesday making a surprisingly speedy trip along the water.

“Just now!” the Ottawa Riverkeeper tweeted. “A moose swimming up the Ottawa River right outside our Riverwatch meeting.”

A moose is a “powerful swimmer within days of birth,” according to the Canadian Wildlife Federation and have been known to swim distances of up to about 20 km and to dive more than five metres to snack on plants growing on lake bottoms.

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