Moose visits DIY store, misses train, takes a dip instead

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Eyewitness reports broke out Tuesday October 20 morning that a rather large individual was running along train tracks on the railway bridge in the center of Rīga.

The rash commuter chasing runaway trains turned out to be a rather large moose or elk. The animal was first seen in Grīziņkalna park, later an eyewitness filmed it near a DIY store (receipts were not provided).

Next, Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) cameras caught the large mammal running along train tracks and crossing the railway bridge, temporarily halting all train traffic.

It seems that the moose did not manage to catch his train wherever he intended to go and decided to take an afternoon dip in the River Daugava instead. Latvian Television's cameras caught him enjoying the swim and later returning to Zaķusala island, which coincidentally also happens to be where LSM is based. If he is after a job we would gladly publish a regular column in order to secure a more sizeable woodland mammal readership than we currently enjoy.

The moose's metropolitan exploits were met with great enthusiasm on social media with many praising the beast's way of providing an interesting and entertaining diversion during these troubled times. There was a even a call to nominate the moose as person of the year.


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