Saskatchewan

Moose romp through canola field caught on video

The sight of a moose and three calves leaping through a field of canola in Saskatchewan has been the talk of the Moosomin area lately.

Unusual to see three calves

A moose and three calves dart through a farmer's field near Moosomin, Sask. (Dain Sorensen/YouTube)

The sight of a moose and three calves leaping through a field of canola in Saskatchewan has been the talk of the Moosomin area lately.

"It kind of made my day," Dain Sorensen said. Sorensen recorded the animals Monday afternoon and posted the video to Facebook and YouTube.

Sorensen said he is always keen to spot wildlife in rural areas as he drives about for his work and while helping out with the family farm.

'Moose triplets [are] almost unheard of."- Dain Sorensen

Late in the afternoon Monday, as he was driving northeast of Moosomin, he saw the head of a moose in a field of canola.

"It's so yellow, anything sticks out," Sorensen said.

After he checked traffic ahead and behind him, Sorensen stopped and grabbed his cell phone camera.

That's when he noticed three calves scooting along in the field as well.

He started recording what he saw, amazed by the encounter .

"I was like, 'Holy moley'," he said. "Moose triplets [are] almost unheard of."

Sorensen said while it is very common to see moose on the move in the area, the sight of three calves is unusual.

"I thought that was so rare that I had to share it," he said, noting his video had attracted many views on YouTube.

Moosomin is about 225 kilometres east of Regina.