Fermented fruit fells boozy moose

Fermented apples? Just amble away!

Look what happened to this poor moose, who got all snockered eating rotten apples and then got stuck in the tree. (I hate to make a Scandinavian slur here, but this moose is Swedish. As my Norwegian grandma used to say “A tousand svedes ran tru da veeds, chased by vone Norvegian,” indicating that Swedes were, well…And there are all those Sven and Olaf jokes. Of course, I am both, hence my right to make this unfair ethnic joke attacking Swedish intelligence. So…anyway. A lot Scandinavians like their drink, that much I know.)

This inebriated critter* was was discovered — stuck several feet off the ground — by Per Johansson outside his home in Saro, south Gothenbur. He told the local paper 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.”

“My neighbour recognised 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,” he added.

He called police, who called a hunter to free the moose, who slept off his hangover under the tree before wandering off the next morning. According to the story, “Boozing mooses are not uncommon in Scandinavia, where the creatures are occasionally spotted eating rotting fruit which drops to the ground and ferments.”

Boozing mooses. Is this a sign of the apocalypse?

*This story was posted on FB today by my friend Shanel and someone commented that this moose is an “Elk-aholic.” LIKE!


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Paysha Rhone is a wife, mother, former-journalist-turned-PR-maven and bad mamajama killing plants in the Victorian splendor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
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One Response to Fermented fruit fells boozy moose

  1. Nicole says:

    Why is this so funny? It just is. Best descriptive element: “…only one leg left on the ground.” Those are some good apples!

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