Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Meh, After the Party edition

 We end the month with another critter stuck in a tree:

  A homeowner in southern Sweden got a shock when he found a drunken elk stuck in his neighbour's apple tree. (Note: Europeans call moose elk. I don't know what they call elk.)
The animal was apparently on the hunt for fermenting apples when she lost her balance and became trapped in the tree.
Per Johansson, from Saro near Gothenburg, found the elk making a roaring noise in the garden next door.
He called the emergency services, who helped him free the boozed-up beast by sawing off branches. She spent the night recovering in the garden.
The next day she took herself off into the woods with her hangover.
It is not unusual to see elk, or moose as they are known in North America, drunk in Sweden during autumn, when there are plenty of apples about.
Other residents of Saro had seen the elk on the loose in the preceding days.
Mr Johansson said the elk appeared to be sick, drunk, or "half-stupid", the Associated Press reported.
(Original article appeared HERE)


  1. When the elk is drunk...they call them a cab. Vada boom!

    Annnnnd...I must say, you constantly amehs me with these unusual stories you run across.

  2. So, fermented apples mehsmerize these meese, er, elks?

  3. Wouldn't mind a few fermented apples myself. A little cider maybe. Should be plenty of that up in your neck of the woods about now.

  4. Easier to let them ferment than to make a mash and boil it.

  5. Oh my gosh, maybe that's why the squirrels around here are such cocky little bastards. I see them carrying around apples. (True!) :)

  6. this was great. my favourite line: i don't know what they call elk. ha!!

    great posts!

  7. If I wandered out back, and discovered a drunk moose hanging in my tree, I would think: NOW I can die.


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