This is the moment a large moose enjoys a cool dip in a park pond for the second day running in Moscow.
The incident was filmed at Sokolniki Park near the centre of the Russian capital Moscow during a heatwave last week.
As the capital city basks in summer sunshine, a moose was spotted taking a dip in the pond, surprising local residents and tourists.
Park goers were even more surprised when the moose showed up the following day, enjoyed another dip in the pond, and then casually walked past open-mouthed visitors to disappear into the woodland when fully refreshed.
Footage of the moose’s second trip to the pond was widely shared on social media with one eyewitness writing: “Not even a day has passed and Moosie is back swimming again.”
The local authorities reminded Moscow residents that temperatures are expected to reach highs of 35 degrees Celsius so it is likely the moose will return for another swim when it gets too hot.
In the footage, the large animal is seen enjoying a dip in the cool water as park goers watch and film from the banks and pathways.
When the moose is feeling fully refreshed, it casually walks past residents sunbathing on the grass bank and disappears into the overgrowth.
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