Moose plays chicken in traffic after swimming across bay in Newfoundland

You think your morning commute is bad.

Check out this moose on Newfoundland’s Salmonier Line early Monday morning.

Donna Francis was at home, but getting ready for work before 6 a.m. when she saw a moose swimming across St. Mary’s Bay. Yes, the entire body of water, before emerging on dry land only to play chicken in traffic on a busy road.

“Thought I was seeing things when I saw it swimming across the bay!” Francis posted on Facebook, where the amazing video has now been viewed tens of thousands of times. “Close call with the car…and I was too far away to warn them. I’ve seen so many near misses in front of my house!”

What an incredible journey.

First a dip.

Donna Francis/Facebook

Then a dodge.

Donna Francis/Facebook

Put this moose on The Amazing Race.

Donna Francis/Facebook

This is one lucky moose.

“There’s a rosebush on the edge of the road that could have blocked his view of the moose,” Francis added. “But people need to slow down along that stretch. I know it’s just a matter of time until there’s a bad moose accident. I’ve witnessed 4 really close calls in the last couple of years.”

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