AN elk was left stuck up an apple tree in Sweden after getting drunk on its fermenting fruits.
The inebriated animal was bellowing and kicking ferociously when it was found by Per Johansson in his neighbor’s yard in Saro, south of Gothenburg, The Local reported today.
“I went over to take a look and spotted an elk stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground,” he said. “My neighbour recognized it as the animal that almost ran into her car earlier in the day. She was pretty sure the elk was already under the influence.”
Mr Johansson and his neighbours tried to saw down the tree’s branches but they could not untangle the animal and had to wait for the fire brigade to arrive.
When it was freed, the elk laid down on the ground and slept off the effects of the intoxicating fruit. The following morning it woke up and staggered away from the garden.
Drunken elks are common in Sweden during the autumn season when there are plenty of apples lying around on the ground and hanging from branches.
My thanks to ‘The Australian ” for spotting this article – made me laugh.