Drunken Elk Found Up an Apple Tree in Sweden
A neighbour in Gothenburg in Sweden was shocked when he heard a commotion going on in his neighbour’s back yard. Upon investigation he discovered an elk stuck up an apple tree and smashed on fermenting apples.
The moose was on the hunt for more fermenting apples and the neighbour, Per Johanssen said, “It’s not an uncommon site to see several elks at this time of the year worse for wear on fermenting apples.” The moose was eventually freed after emergency services came along and removed a number of branches on the tree which allowed the drunken elk to slump down in the neighbour’s garden for the remainder of the evening to sleep off her hangover.
In the morning the elk staggered off back into the neighbouring woods and dealt with her day after. It is during the autumn (fall) that elks in Sweden regularly chomp on apples that ferment in their stomachs and cause an intoxication similar to monkeys who eat fruit in parts of Kenya and Mali and any mammal is susceptible.
Residents who live in the neighbourhood of Saro, near Gothenburg, reported seeing the elk for several days before it eventually came stuck up the tree. Mr Johanssen described the elk as having an appearance of being, “drunk, sick and looking half-stupid”.