Drunk Elk Needs Help Getting Out of Tree
Per Johansson of Saro, Sweden came home from work Tuesday evening to a strange sight. There was an elk stuck in his apple tree, with only one leg touching the ground. Johansson thought it looked pretty bad, so he called police for help who then contacted a hunter to help with the elk. Johansson and a neighbor started working with a saw to remove some branches, the hunter showed up with a saw as well, but the men were unsuccessful.
It wasn't until firefighters arrived and were able to move the branches to where the elk could slip out, that the elk was freed. The elk slid from the tree to laying passed out on the front lawn of Johansson's home. Johansson believes the elk became drunk after eating fermented apples in the yard. His neighbor said the elk almost ran into her car earlier in the day, probably already feeling the effects of the fermented apples.
The next morning the elk did get up and scamper off. Hopefully without too many ill effects of those fermented apples. From UPI.com.
BGH note: What we call elk in North America is not the same as the European elk, in fact what they call elk is what we call moose here!