Moose Turns Sprinkler Into His Own Personal Water Fountain

08/19/2014 05:50 pm ET

Today's forecast calls for sprinkles with a chance of moose.

The Mitchell family spotted this parched animal near Utah's Bear Lake earlier this summer and decided -- wisely -- to capture the scene from afar.

In the video, published by Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources last week, the young bull moose quickly makes himself at home, claiming the sprinkler intended for the family's lawn as his own personal water fountain.

Bullwinkle would approve.

Moose are notoriously territorial, and as is demonstrated here, can be unafraid of humans. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recommends no one ever approach a moose, "no matter how tolerant they appear."

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