A Colorado moose bull isn’t hiding his feelings for a newly-installed male moose statue in the town of Grand Lake.
Within a week of the statue going up, residents started noticing that the moose was spending more time in the town.
“He’s not too shy,” Bob Balink explained to KUSA. “There’s two things he wants to do. And one of ‘em is eat.”
“The strange thing is he’s trying to mate with a statue,” he added. “Because they’re both male.”
The moose courtship has even become a tourist attraction in Grand Lake.
“He’s in love,” one woman told the station. “He’s nuzzling, and he kisses and he walks around, and he… gets on top of him.”
The moose has left a few scratch marks from mounting the statue, but residents don’t seem to mind.
“I say, what happens in Grand Lakes, stays in Grand Lakes,” a resident insisted to KUSA.
Watch the video below from KUSA, broadcast June 2, 2013.