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Elk herd filmed swimming in Canmore's Bow River

Some residents of the mountain community of Canmore, Alta., caught a rare glimpse of a herd of elk swimming in the Bow River on Monday.

Local resident videos rare moment of 25 to 30 of the animals swimming with the current

Some Canmore, Alta., residents caught a rare glimpse of a herd of elk swimming in the Bow River on Monday. 

"We were just down going for a walk with my son and my mother-in-law and we were walking towards the river," said Marcia Kinash.

"We were looking down and next thing I know, they were just swimming along."

Kinash said there were about 25 or 30 of the animals. 

"It was a big herd for what you normally see," she said.

"This is the first time I've ever seen them swim right up the middle with the current."

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