Cafe Conversations | Honey, There’s a Drunken Moose in Our Tree

Drunken Moose in Tree via AP

This is far too funny to pass up.

An inebriated moose trying to get more fermenting apples apparently lost its balance and ended up stuck in an apple tree in Sweden.  After returning home from work Tuesday evening, Per Johansson of Saro heard bellowing from his neighbor’s yard, The Local reported.

“I thought at first that someone was having a laugh. Then I went over to take a look and spotted a moose stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground,” Johansson told The Local.

Johansson called the police, he told The Local, but while waiting for a response, he and neighbors began to saw off limbs to try to help the entangled, thrashing moose.

Responding firefighters managed to bend the tree down far enough for the animal to slide off the branches, The Local reported.

Drunken moose are common in Sweden in autumn, when apples are abundant on the ground and in trees in homeowners’ yards, according to The Local.

Mr. Johansson surmised the moose had been indulging for quite a while.

The Moose, having gained his freedom, promptly walked a few yards and passed out on the lawn.

This reminds me of a couple of  Bon Fire Parties back in 1978.  Good Times!