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Bizarre moment moose dives off a cliff and plunges head-first into the water below

Bizarre moment moose dives off a cliff and plunges head-first into the water below before swimming off seemingly unscathed

  • Footage was taken in Nippers Harbor in Canada by a woman on a fishing trip 
  • The animal wanders to close to the edge of the cliff before losing its footing 
  • The moose then disappears under water before surfacing and swimming away  
  • When it surfaces in the water an onlooker shouts: ‘Woo, I am rooting you buddy’
  • ‘Moose are excellent swimmers’, according to one professor of biology 

This is the bizarre moment a daring moose dives off a cliff and plunges head first into the water below before swimming off seemingly unscathed. 

The footage was taken by Alyssa Hewlett, who was on a fishing trip in Nippers Harbor in Newfoundland, Canada. 

It shows the animal wandering to close to the edge of the cliff before losing its footing and falling face forward. 

The moose then disappears under water before re-emerging and swimming away. 

The moose was filmed diving off a cliff and plunging head first into the water below

The footage was taken by Alyssa Hewlett who was on a fishing trip in Nippers Harbor in Newfoundland, Canada

The clip shows the animal wandering to close to the edge of the cliff before losing its footing and falling face forward

The footage was taken by Alyssa Hewlett who was on a fishing trip in Nippers Harbor in Newfoundland, Canada. It shows the animal wandering to close to the edge of the cliff before losing its footing and falling face forward

The animal had managed to avoid hitting the rocks beneath the cliff. 

In the clip one witness can be heard saying the moose is a ‘big one’. 

As the animal falls the person adds: ‘Is she gone?’

When it surfaces in the water the onlooker adds: ‘Woo, I am rooting you buddy.’  

Dr. Ronald Moen, a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, told Mashable: ‘The moose probably walked down the cliff-side but could not get back up.

‘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.’

 

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