Cop an eyeful of this white moose. Really look at it. Study it closely.
Sure, it looks like he’s just casually crossing a pond or some other body of water in Värmland, west Sweden, after clumsily stumbling down into the water kinda like how we all flail into kebab shops at 4am. On the other side he does casual elk stuff, like nibbling greenery.
Also like us, when swimming, he keeps his head above the water the whole time:
The white moose though is majestic for reasons beyond the incontrovertible fact that he is our “spirit animal” because he appears to swim awkwardly and likes green things.
This big guy also happens to be extremely rare and fascinating: while there are more moose in Sweden per square kilometre than in any other country in the world (in numbers, about 300,000 to 400,000 in summer), there’s only about 100 white moose in the whole dang country.
And, while you might think he’s albino, he actually grows white fur because of a genetic mutation.
It’s a mutant moose, guys.
Rare white moose spotted in Sweden pic.twitter.com/jwPayHmzmC
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 13, 2017
Because we are living in the year of our Lord, 2017, the internet has some things to say about our mutant overlord:
so kristen transformed into a white moose after touching the white deer pic.twitter.com/7LAlFN0Omq
— child of the land (@k32n4) August 14, 2017
It has begun. All will unfold now as foretold by the ancient ones.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 13, 2017
IF ANYBODY EVEN GOES NEAR THEM I’M COMING FOR YOU https://t.co/KQJfnPsuyw
— dat ash (@aegyo_ash) August 13, 2017
Jon Snow is way too concerned about White Walkers. I've met this one personally. Very hospitable. TOTALLY HARMLESS! https://t.co/J7MxxHOxVZ
— Mariner Moose (@MarinerMoose) August 14, 2017
my patronus on its day off https://t.co/ILcDWvYV75
— alex (@AlexShaneMoore) August 13, 2017
It is time.
*raps upon the mighty oak with the sorceror's staff* https://t.co/cVZtOFnLD0
— Icaro Faemke (@IcarFaem) August 13, 2017
people, ignorant, to me: elves and trolls aren't real
me: no what you have to understand is, in sweden, they are https://t.co/lPPC6gIQZ4
— Hammer and Pickle???? (@SuzeMarsupial) August 13, 2017
This is the sign of the end times right? It's almost over? https://t.co/3vWBmmDkHI
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) August 13, 2017
The ghost moose has come to save us! Or maybe leave presents! It can't be another sign of the apocalypse. We've had so many of those already https://t.co/h0id7Rth4T
— Jon Tronc (@jotro72) August 13, 2017
I'm gonna move to Sweden & live in the mountains w sum white moose
— michel (@sadbunz) August 14, 2017
Me too, Michel, me too.Source: BBC