Video of a man riding a moose across water causes outrage in another case of animal harassment

Conservation officials in Canada are trying to track down the culprit

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A video showing a man jumping off a boat and onto a moose's back has caused outrage online and forced British Columbia conservation officials to investigate the footage.

The video, posted last weekend, shows a man in trunks on the bow of a boat as it travels across a body of water in Canada. A moose can be seen wading just ahead, and as the boat approaches the animal, the man jumps on its back and begins to ride it.

When the man initially jumps on the moose, it makes a wailing sound. While the creature moans, the men on the boat laugh at the stunt.

The video was uploaded by Wolftracker TV with the comment, "This moron is going to be charged with harassing wildlife. This is what NOT to do."

The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service has received several complaints about the video, yet David Vince, a conservation sergeant, told CTV News that it looked like the video was not taken this year.

Still, Vince said that another officer was investigating the footage and was trying to find out when it was filmed and identify the man in the video.

The video comes just a few days after another film clip showed two men standing on the back of a whale shark while being pulled along by a rope attached to a boat.