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Drunk moose gets stuck up apple tree in Sweden (VIDEO)


A moose stands at a zoo in western Germany on August 23, 2011. The animal, also known as Eurasian elk, lives in the wild in boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the northern hemisphere. An apparently intoxicated moose has been found tangled in an apple tree in Sweden.



A drunken moose became entangled in an apple tree near Gothenburg, Sweden, and had to be rescued by police.

The intoxicated animal had reportedly been "sneaking around" the Gothenburg suburb of Saro for several days, before getting smashed on fermenting apples in the garden of a resident who was away on vacation, the Associated Press reports.

Per Johansson, 45, told the AP he heard roaring noises from his neighbor's yard, and when he went to investigate, found a female moose tangled in an apple tree, apparently caught in the midst of a binge.

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The moose was freed with the help of Swedish police and rescue services, who sawed off branches to help the animal descend from the tree.

The moose, still appearing confused, reportedly wandered into Johansson's yard, where she spent the night sleeping off her hangover. The moose took off into the woods the next day.

Johansson said the moose appeared to be sick, drunk, or "half-stupid," the AP reports.