This stubborn elk left drivers open-mouthed as it casually wandered through Moscow traffic and broke through a police cordon.
Passers-by watched in awe and took pictures and videos as the moose brought cars to a standstill in the Russian capital yesterday.
The amusing footage surfaced shortly after showing the animal strutting towards stationary cars and dodging police officers.
A wild elk was filmed loose on the streets of Moscow yesterday. It refused to cooperate with the police officers trying to lead it to safety and casually wandered around
Traffic was brought to a standstill in the Russian capital as people watched in awe
The officials were clearly struggling to contain the stubborn elk as it ran away from them and stuck its head through the window of a parked 4x4.
It clearly did not wish to be recaptured, breaking out of a police cordon before finally being brought under control.
The creature was eventually found in a nearby lake, where local media claimed it was trying to make the most of the autumn sun.
It is not clear where the wild animal came from, but it was returned to safety by officials.
Elks can often be stubborn creatures. One was recently filmed boldly standing in the middle of the road in the Rocky Mountain National Park, U.S.A, despite being approached by motorists.
Several passers-by stopped to take pictures and film the amusing traffic incident. The moose was eventually found in a nearby lake