Skip to comments.Kids flee as elk breaks into woodwork class
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."
It escaped on a bicycle.
They must call moose “elk” over there...
“This is damn rare,” Thomas Fuxborg said later, as he dined on fresh elk steak.
did he bite anyone’s sister?
Even elk need spice racks.
Somebody must have given it a muffin.
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.
Quite the quiet little community..
I had an Elk dressed up as a moose try to sell me a Rolex once. "Best Quality, Best Quality, snort, snort, winny)"
. . . Moosechellke
This one happened when we were living in Alaska. He was rather calm about it.
Moose checks in to Alaska Regional Hospital
Is it an elk? Is it a moose? If youre 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.
They must call moose elk over there...
Yes, if that’s a picture of the alleged perp, that’s 100% moose, 0% elk lol.
I know in Norway what we call moose they call “elg”.
It was looking for cheese and sisters.
He came in through the bathroom window...