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Kids flee as elk breaks into woodwork class
The Local ^ | 02 Jun 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Swedish school children fled their woodwork class on Monday when an elk broke in through a window and reacted violently when it found it couldn't get out.

Monday afternoon was no ordinary school day for students at Sörgårdsskolan, in Mölndal, western Sweden. Shortly after lunch, an elk calf entered though one of the classroom windows. The junior high school pupils beat a hasty retreat.

"The elk felt cloistered in there in the confined space," regional police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told The Local. "So when the children had locked themselves into the adjoining paint supply room, they could hear the elk butting windows and doors to get out."

When police arrived on the scene, the officers had to break a window to usher the children from the building to safety.

"I'm sure they're feeling skittish, but no one was physically hurt," Fuxborg said.

"Everyone was so shocked - we couldn't believe it was true," student Sophia told the local Göteborgs-Posten newspaper about the eventful afternoon.

In Sweden, it's not unheard of for an elk to wander into towns and get into trouble. In 2011, an elk walked into a home for the elderly (see picture) in Alingsås. Several Swedish swimming pool owners have woken up to elks stuck in their backyard over the years. Most famously, an elk that got drunk on fermented apples got stuck in the apple tree.

Yet, the local police officer said he'd only seen one elk break in during his decade on the Västra Götalanda County beat.

"This is damn rare," Thomas Fuxborg said.

"I've worked up here for ten years and only once has an elk entered a building. That time it was a shoe store, or maybe a clothes store." .

His colleagues decided to put the elk down.

"The elk was panicked, it was stressed, it was in a state," Fuxborg said. "It could have hurt someone."


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Education; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bit; cheese; elks; moose; sister; sweden

1 posted on 06/03/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It escaped on a bicycle.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: nickcarraway

They must call moose “elk” over there...


3 posted on 06/03/2014 1:17:30 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: nickcarraway

“This is damn rare,” Thomas Fuxborg said later, as he dined on fresh elk steak.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: nickcarraway

did he bite anyone’s sister?


5 posted on 06/03/2014 1:22:45 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; GeronL
Would woodwork work as a deterrent?
6 posted on 06/03/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway
moose bit photo: moose bit my sister moose.png
7 posted on 06/03/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; GeronL

Even elk need spice racks.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Somebody must have given it a muffin.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 1:29:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

We had a deer get in our garage in the middle of the night once, and we woke to glass breaking and all kinds of commotion.

The thing went absolutely NUTS when it thought it was trapped. A HUGE mess, blood everywhere. It eventually got out but it very well could have bled out in the woods.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: nickcarraway

Globulll warming?

Mating season?

Rutting season?

Quite the quiet little community..


11 posted on 06/03/2014 1:36:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
In Sweden, it's not unheard of for an elk to wander into towns and get into trouble. In 2011, an elk walked into a home for the elderly (see picture) in Alingsås.

I had an Elk dressed up as a moose try to sell me a Rolex once. "Best Quality, Best Quality, snort, snort, winny)"

12 posted on 06/03/2014 1:45:23 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
They must call moose "elk" over there.

. . . Moosechellke

13 posted on 06/03/2014 1:51:48 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: nickcarraway

This one happened when we were living in Alaska. He was rather calm about it.

Moose checks in to Alaska Regional Hospital
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po1ujWKFuls


14 posted on 06/03/2014 1:52:52 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is it an elk? Is it a moose? If you’re in Sweden, the answer is “BOTH”! The iconic, majestic forest dweller Alces alces is known as a moose in North America (actually the sub-species Alces alces americana) and an elk in Europe.

http://naturetravels.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/what%E2%80%99s-the-difference-between-a-moose-and-an-elk/


15 posted on 06/03/2014 1:55:00 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

They must call moose “elk” over there...


Yep. In the USA, we call the animal a moose. In Sweden, they call the same animal an elk. Go figure.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 1:58:13 PM PDT by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yes, if that’s a picture of the alleged perp, that’s 100% moose, 0% elk lol.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 1:59:08 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I know in Norway what we call moose they call “elg”.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 2:00:15 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: GSWarrior

It was looking for cheese and sisters.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

He came in through the bathroom window...


20 posted on 06/03/2014 2:06:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Perhaps he got lost while looking for the løveli lakes.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 2:07:44 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
They must call moose “elk” over there...

They do.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 2:08:31 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Tennessee Nana
He came in through the bathroom window...

Well, that explains this:


23 posted on 06/03/2014 2:12:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway
an elk calf entered though one of the classroom windows

Moose veal!

24 posted on 06/03/2014 2:12:36 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Billthedrill

Very funny..... http://www.metrolyrics.com/she-came-in-through-the-bathroom-window-lyrics-beatles.html


25 posted on 06/03/2014 2:23:00 PM PDT by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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26 posted on 06/03/2014 2:59:22 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: nickcarraway
His colleagues decided to put the elk down.

Of course, I guess they don't have too many dogs over there?
27 posted on 06/03/2014 3:45:47 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: nickcarraway

That is a moose cow.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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