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John J. Mosesso

If you see a moose in the water, don’t be like this guy

The world is not your playground. Leave nature alone.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 22, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:51 pm CDT

Gather round, children, and let us tell you a tale of a total idiot.

For whatever reason, this man decided that it would be a good idea to ride a moose. We understand the immediate appeal: it looks kind of like a horse, and riding a wild animal in the water is a cool idea. But you know what? A wild moose is not a domesticated animal. It wasn’t trained or bred to hold an adult man on its back, and it definitely won’t appreciate some random dude jumping on it out of nowhere.

Really, it serves this guy right that he fell into the water after less than a minute.

He’s lucky he escaped without getting a swift kick from a moose hoof. 

Photo via John J. Mosesso/Wikimedia (Public Domain)

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*First Published: Jun 22, 2015, 8:25 am CDT