Bold moose dives off cliff, then casually swims away

Odd video footage shows a fearless moose taking an impossible dive off a cliff in Newfoundland, Canada. The moment unfolded in front of some boaters who captured it on camera!

Alyssa Hewlett

Alyssa Hewlett went on a fishing trip in the Nippers Harbor, when spotted the young moose climbed on a cliff. She had no idea what the massive animal was planning to do, so she started recording. But all of a sudden the moose came too close to the edge of the rocks, lost its balance and plunged into the water.

Alyssa Hewlett

The boaters feared for the worst, as they thought the animal didn’t survived the jump. “Oh no! Is she gone?,” the person who’s filming can be heard. But then, the animal surprised them as she swims away just like nothing happened. “‘Woo, I am rooting you buddy,” the woman says.

Although the moose seems in real danger for everyone who’s watching the video, Dr. Ronald Moen, a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, explained the contrary.

Alyssa Hewlett

“The moose probably walked down the cliff-side but could not get back up,” the professor who is also a recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Moose Biologist Award, told Mashable. “Possibly it was foraging although there didn’t look to be much food present. Moose are excellent swimmers, and given how calm the water was it could have found an access point to get back on land.”

You can watch the video here:

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