Ottawa man shocked to find moose in swimming pool


Homeowner Paul Koch was surprised to find the animal taking a dip in his backyard pool when he walked to his window.

“It’s still a mystery to me how she got in the backyard,” Koch said. “She’d have to jump a minimum of a five to five-and-a-half-foot fence to do it.”

The moose spent several hours swimming around in the pool at the home near Hunt Club Road and Uplands Drive, later moving to the shallow end to stand up.

It wasn’t clear whether the animal is trying to find a way out of the pool, or simply enjoying a cool bath. At times, Koch said, she looked a little lonely.

“My wife would like to give her a hug.”

See CTV via Boing Boing

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