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Thursday
Sep082011

Juiced Moose Now on the Loose 

Gary Faber/Thinkstock(SARO, Sweden) - Per Johansson of Särö, Sweden, returned home from work and was distracted by a strange noise coming from the garden next door. When he went over to take a look, he spotted a large moose stuck in an apple tree with only one leg on the ground, according to Sweden's The Local.

The moose was entangled in the trees' branches and was kicking furiously when Johansson approached. He called the police for backup, and the group unsuccessfully tried to make the animal more comfortable.

It wasn’t until the fire brigade arrived on scene that they managed to bend the tree enough to let the moose slide out of the branches, finally free.

They suspect that the elk was severely drunk after eating too many fermenting apples. Apparently drunken moose are common in Sweden in the fall season due to the multitude of apples laying on the ground.

According to Johansson, the moose lay on the ground for a while, seemingly unconscious, after being freed.  By morning, the animal finally stood up and was able to begin walking away.

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