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Nowadays, some will do anything for a buck. Even a moose.

Granite Stater Jack Sinibaldi snapped some photos of a baby moose (also known as a calf) at a Bank of New Hampshire in Whitefield. It was first believed to be a statue, then it moved and, turns out – real moose.

Photo Credit: Jack Sinibaldi via Facebook
Photo Credit: Jack Sinibaldi via Facebook

Thankfully for all involved, there were no squirrels spotted in getaway cars, and the moose moved along without incident. #DadJoke

Facebook users expressed joy and envy at the moose sighting, with many noting they have never seen one of the animals in their area. But if trends continue, that could very well change.

According to researchers, wildlife grew more brazen during the pandemic, with younger animals lacking any inherent fear of humans or crowded areas. So, it’s not out of the realm of possibility to see not only moose, but perhaps bears as well.

Over the summer, one black bear made it all the way to Massachusetts, sparking a string of sightings and warnings to residents with children or pets. However, the bear was eventually captured and relocated (though one may question why it wasn’t moved to a facility, leaving open the possibility it retraces its steps again this year).

A family in Connecticut made news when a bear not only showed up at their home, but decided to hibernate underneath their front porch (even crazier, they were apparently okay with it).

A mother and her daughter had a less favorable experience, however, when another wild animal (believed to have been rabid) attacked them at their front door – the mother fighting it off and being hailed “Mom of the Year.”

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