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Curious Elk Breaks Into House in Sweden
The Local ^ | 07 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A walkabout elk wandered into a family house in southern Sweden, but after making itself at home the animal had to be put down due to grisly injuries sustained during the break-in.

The elk was spotted walking around in a residential area of Helsingborg on Monday morning. It then proceeded to jump through a window and smash its way into a house, setting of an alarm in the process.

Luckily nobody was home, as the family was away on holiday.

Police were quickly on the scene and encountered the elk exploring the living room. A hunter was then dispatched as the animal was considered dangerous, the authorities said.

"The elk was alive when we got there, but was badly hurt so we called out a hunter who killed the animal," Rebecka Arnhed of the local police told the Helsingborg Dagbladet newspaper.

A spokesperson for the Skåne police said it was a necessary measure to put the animal to death.

"They can become aggressive when they are injured or in a stressful situation," Maya Forstenius told the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

Nobody was injured in the incident. The dead elk was later removed from the scene by an animal ambulance.

It's not the first time that Swedish elk have gone walkabout. In June The Local reported how children fled the classroom after an elk broke through a window.

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 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.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cheese; elk; moose; sister; sweden

1 posted on 07/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Moose alert!


2 posted on 07/07/2014 6:20:30 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: nickcarraway

My great grandfather was an Elk but he generally used the doorbell.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 07/07/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Three females, one ambulance driver, an older fellow and a dead moose - WTF, over!


5 posted on 07/07/2014 6:23:53 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah but Ralph Kramden was a Moose and he used his big mouth.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 6:24:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

If he was a Rotarian or an Eagle, this would never have happened.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 6:30:30 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: dfwgator

I have a theory.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: jazusamo

I was offered to join a Moose Lodge as a charter member some years ago but I really couldn’t afford the time it would have required.

Another great grandfather was in the Oddfellows and my great grandmother was a Rebekah.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t know what made me think of Kramden and Norton as being Mooses (Meese?) but that was a funny show.

I think it’s strange that in those European countries they refer to Moose as Elk but maybe it’s us that are strange. :-)


10 posted on 07/07/2014 6:48:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dfwgator; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; martin_fierro
"The elk was alive when we got there, but...


11 posted on 07/07/2014 7:03:09 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: nickcarraway

Cousin Curious was hangin’ out at the Elks’ Lodge. Someone put an ABBA DVD on and Curious fell in love madly with Agnetha and Anni Frida. Someone misled poor Curious into thinking they lived in this house. Curiuos never even got to meet them. Now, Curious is no more! Da*n shame really.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 7:11:52 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: jazusamo
Yeah but Ralph Kramden was a Moose and he used his big mouth.

Ralph was a raccoon, not a moose.
13 posted on 07/07/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve been to Sweden. I highly recommend it.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 7:12:23 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: BlackElk

Do you know anything about this


15 posted on 07/07/2014 7:13:13 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana; cripplecreek

Dang, you’re right. Don’t know how I forgot those hats.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet it was eating raspberries and got one of those seeds stuck in its teeth and went to the house looking for a toothpick. If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a hundred times.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 7:22:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dfwgator
I actually know a woman who looks like that.

Nicest lady ever. But damn.

18 posted on 07/07/2014 7:29:42 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

I IZ A ELK LOL

19 posted on 07/07/2014 7:37:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dr. Sivana

See um #12. Cousin Curious: RIP!


20 posted on 07/07/2014 7:59:59 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: jazusamo

“Moose” is an Algonquian (Indian) word, Europeans had to call the critter something before the discovery of North America, so we are in fact the odd ones out (however as I happen to be a member of an Algonquian tribe, that suits me just fine). What I find strange (and potentially confusing) the that North Americans have opted to call an entirely different animal an “elk”, which is apparently known as a “wapiti” another Indian word (though not Algonquian) by people in other parts of the world.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 8:22:50 PM PDT by Bill93
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To: nickcarraway

I Am Curious (Elk)


22 posted on 07/07/2014 8:31:06 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: martin_fierro

*snicker*


23 posted on 07/08/2014 9:29:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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