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White Moose in Sweden, a Rare Sight, Caught on Video

A white moose was spotted in Sweden. (Video via BBC)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:30 AM

A rare white moose in Sweden was photographed and captured on video in the Eda region and the images are going viral.

Hans Nilsson had been trying to spot one of the rare creatures for several years, UPI reported. Finally, on Aug. 11, he succeeded.

“This white elk bull is local to the area,” Nilsson told The Local. “I saw it the evening before too, that was the first time. On Friday evening when I shot the video everything fell into place, the location, the light and the calmness.”

There are only an estimated 100 white moose in Sweden.

The video, shown on a number of media outlets including BBC and MSN, has been shared thousands of times on social media, The Local reported. It shows the white moose crossing a stream and then coming out of the water to eat some greenery nearby.

White moose are not believed to be albino, but have a genetic mutation that causes their fur to grow white, UPI reported.

Twitter users marveled at the unique sight and its rarity.

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