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Please don’t take selfies with this moose

It's just trying to take a bath.

Feb 29, 2020, 4:07 am*

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Jaya Saxena 

Jaya Saxena

We already know not to ride whatever wild moose crosses our path, but are selfies OK?

According to the staff of Wascana Park, the answer is nope. Earlier this week, a large moose decided to take a dip in Wascana Lake in Regina, Saskatchewan, and conservationists had to warn parkgoers against “trying to take a selfie with the moose.”

Most people took that good advice, and snapped photos from a distance.

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Then there’s this guy, who decided to canoe right next to the moose. Not the best idea!

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This is nice, right? Hooray for frivolous, funny things in the world. Because today is hard. Two black men have been killed by police in the past 48 hours. People are claiming that things have gotten worse, when we have video proof of how bad things have always been. 

So between realizing it our responsibility to fix this, to bear witness, to keep fighting against institutional racism, take a deep breath, grab a snack, and look at some moose photos. Everyone needs a break. 

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*First Published: Jul 7, 2016, 11:14 am

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'