Drunk Moose Gets Stuck In A Tree

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- It was a dark, windy and rainy night when Per Johansson returned from work to his home in Saro just south of Gothenburg, Sweden.

"It was raining really bad. In the wind I heard something screaming with a very dark voice," Johansson told CNN.

"At first I wondered if it was the crazy neighbors, but then I heard it again and went and checked. I saw something really big up in a tree in my neighbors' yard and it was a moose. It must have been drunk after eating fermented apples and as it was reaching out for more fruit it must have slipped and fallen into the tree."

Johansson called the local fire and rescue department, which responded with a fire engine and a jeep with a winch.

"We got the alarm at 9.59 p.m. on September 6 that a moose was stuck in a tree," said Anders Gardhagen, spokesman at the Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Services.

"When we arrived we used the winch to bend down the apple tree so the moose could get himself out of the tree. Once free, the moose collapsed on the ground and fell asleep. So we let him sleep it off and went back home" Gardhagen told CNN.

"Moose are attracted by the apple trees, and in the autumn when the apples have fallen off the trees we normally have at least one of these cases of intoxication. These apples, which ferment in their bellies, aren't part of their natural food, so they can get quite angry from this drunkenness," Gardhagen said.

Johansson's son, Gustav, who is about to turn 11, made sure to take lots of pictures of the ordeal.

"He is saving up to buy a PlayStation so he thought he would take pictures that he could sell," Johansson said.

CNN purchased three of Gustav's pictures.

When dawn came the day after it was freed from the tree, the moose had not yet left.

"When I went out for the newspaper it was still laying there on the ground, sleeping. By the time I left for work it was walking around the neighbor's yard on very shaky legs." Johansson said.

"Today the moose came back and walked around the yard," he added. "I think it likes it here."

  • TryThat
  • September 24, 2011, 1:33 pm
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    I saw this last week, I had to find an example of a weird headline, and this was the story, but it had the headline, drunk elk stuck in a tree :L

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    i wanted to reply to your comment on my post about the kid screaming at black ops, but not on the actual post or i would be accused of bumping up my own post again.
    firstly i commented 'what was your favourite' as soon as i posted the video's, not later on to bump it up
    secondaly i never meant to bump up any of my own posts, so sorry for doing it
    and finally i'll try never to do it again
    lke i said, i replied here because then i'll be 'bumping up' your post, so not doing it to my own

    btw, good post :D
    didn't read it, but the pic was funny, +3
    - Fail4424 September 25, 2011, 5:25 am
    Things like this is why Sharenator needs a private message system. I don't know whether the Sharenator V2 will incorporate this but I think it should really so no posts have to be bumped in order for people just to talk.
    - TryThat September 25, 2011, 7:55 am
    i aggree completly with that
    - Fail4424 September 25, 2011, 8:48 am
    Just so you know, I have seen you spell it 'aggree' before and it is spelled 'agree'.
    - TryThat September 25, 2011, 9:02 am
    lol ;)
    typo's :P
    - Fail4424 September 25, 2011, 10:25 am
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