04/23/2014 06:45 EDT | Updated 04/23/2014 06:59 EDT

Elk Swimming Near Canmore Provide An Earth Day Surprise (VIDEO)

Talk about an Earth Day surprise!

Social media users near Canmore, Alta. caught some video of elk swimming in the Bow River on Tuesday.

Marcia Kinash, who posted a video of the encounter to YouTube, told CBC News that approximately 25 to 30 elk were swimming up the middle of the current.

While it's not unusual to see elk roaming the streets in the Rockies, it's rare to see them swimming like this, the network reported.

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