Watch a herd of elk casually float down the Bow River in Canada.
Elk are strong and natural swimmers. If a river, lake or stream is in their way, they’ll swim right across it.
In this clip, a small elk herd floats en masse down the center of the Bow River near Canmore in Alberta.
Emily Compton posted the video to her Facebook page yesterday. A few commenters have chimed in with more details about the swimming elk.
“They like to cross all over the Bow river,” one commenter said. “There are a few different herds. Normally this one stays out by the Canmore golf course, but at this time of year they move around a lot.
Another commenter said the elk herd floats the river to get to a nearby island.
Whatever their reason for floating the river, they look like they’ve done it a time or two before.