To be fair, theodore roosevelt was also fond of riding swimming moose.
"Dryden District conservation officers responded to public complaints on July 29 of people harassing a moose with their boat in Outlet Bay on Eagle Lake west of the city. Several witnesses provided evidence to the officers, including a video showing a boat circling a swimming moose.
After circling the moose, the boat went to shore and returned shortly after with three other adult passengers. The boat repeatedly drove in tight circles around the moose, preventing it from going to shore.
One of the men even jumped out of the boat and onto the back of the moose, court was told."