Startled Family Awakes to Find a Moose In Their Pool

A startled family in Ottowa South, Ontario, Canada woke to find a wayward full-grown moose swimming in their backyard pool. The pool had been covered up with plastic, but it collapsed under the immense weight of the alcine visitor. According to homeowner Paul Koch, the moose was at first surprised by the sequence of events, but then she calmed down. Unfortunately, the moose couldn’t figure out how to get out of the pool for quite a while.

I came upstairs and there she was thrashing around. Somehow she’d gotten on top of the blanket and fallen in and was trying to get out desperately. and she’s been there ever since.

Eventually, the moose made her way out of the pool and lept away.

Fortunately, she just climbed out by herself, raced across the yard and jumped a fence — it’s about five and a half feet — into the neighbour’s yard. Fortunately, she missed their swimming pool and just kept going

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.