In a real life version of a “meanwhile in Canada…” meme, there’s a moose on the loose near Buttonville airport and Hwy 404.
The animal has been hoofing it through the neighbourhood and across streets in the area.
Twitter user @imjustbonniie shared this video of the moose charging through a parking lot.
Police along with officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and animal experts responded to the area. They tracked the animals movements, concerned that it may bolt into traffic.
Sgt. Kerry Schmidt from Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says the moose has now moved away from the highway and OPP have cleared the scene. York regional police and Ministry of Natural Resources officers remain on scene and are monitoring the situation.
No injuries have been reported.
The mayor of Markham tweeted asking people to be cautious and respectful.
Please be cautious and on the lookout for #MooseOnTheLoose in our city, drive carefully, do not approach and let the experts handle this. @YRP @OPP_HSD @ONresources Hopefully this ends safely for all, including the moose.
— Mayor Frank Scarpitti (@frankscarpitti) November 24, 2017
Also on Twitter – the moose itself. As with all internet sensations, the #mooseontheloose quickly got it’s own dedicated account.
— Buttonville Moose (@Buttonvillemoos) November 24, 2017