Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'll regret this in the morning: Boozing moose is rescued after becoming drunkenly stranded up apple tree


How did I get up here? Emergency services workers in Sweden look on as the stranded moose finds itself drunkenly stranded up a tree

It's a situation many can sympathise with - having one too many and attempting physical feats you'd never consider while sober.

But in this case the shamed boozy culprit was not human, but a moose who had become stuck several feet off the ground in an apple tree.

The inebriated creature managed to trap itself amongst the branches of the tree in Gothenburg after apparently becoming drunk while eating fermented apples.

What was I thinking? The moose was eventually freed from the tree and allowed to wander back to its native woods to sober up

Police believe it had reached for apples higher up the tree before finding itself wedged in the branches and unable to escape.

The stricken animal was discovered by Per Johansson outside his home in Saro, south Gothenburg when he returned home from work.

Rescuers managed to free the moose the same night, after which Johansson said the animal lay down for a while, apparently recovering while in a drunken stupour.

Mr Johansson told Swedish newspaper The Local: 'I thought at first that someone was having a laugh. Then I went over to take a look and spotted an elk stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground.

The moose lay on the ground overnight outside Mr Johansson's house, before finally getting up the next morning and wandering off with a hangover.

source: dailymail

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