Skip to comments.Swedish Cops Elect Not to Shoot 'Angry Elks'
Posted on 07/22/2014 5:44:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
After reports that wandering elks were scaring the public, police on the island of Frösön have decided not to open fire on the animals, but have urged locals to exercise caution instead.
Swede killed after crashing into an elk (12 Jul 14) Curious elk breaks into house in Sweden (07 Jul 14) Kids flee as elk breaks into woodwork class (02 Jun 14)
The authorities on the island in northern Sweden were flooded with calls from concerned members of the public saying that elks were roaming the streets of a residential area and terrifying people.
Witnesses reported that two elks had made a charge at passers-by as they were out for a walk. Locals who were going out with their dog were considered most at risk and the police were mulling over whether to kill the elks to maintain public safety.
Following meetings at the police station the authorities have now decided not to shoot the elks.
"We think that the attacks up to now have been of such a small character that the conditions are not right for killing them," Peter Moberg of the local police told the Östersunds-Posten newspaper.
The police said they made the decision as there were no reports of injuries in the elk attacks. Moberg said it was a family of five elks which lived near the housing estate which were the cause of the recent spate of incidents.
He added that the prospect of shooting several elks in a residential area would be a difficult task and instead called on the public to show greater respect for the animals.
"We need to show caution and realize that elks are wild animals. If they feel trapped then even a seemingly quiet and peaceful animal can become irritated. You shouldn't go out and risk your own life by attacking a moose, it is better to call us," said Moberg.
The police have since issued a general warning to the public telling them to be more careful if they encounter an elk.
Earlier this month The Local reported how a curious elk had to be put down after it sustained injuries while breaking into a family house in southern Sweden.
Meanwhile, in June school children fled a classroom after an elk broke through a window. In 2011 an elk made a beeline for a retirement home while the same year a drunken elk got stuck in a tree after feasting on too many fermented apples.
I wonder what the citizens of, say, errr MALMO would have done, hmmmm ?
Other than there I freaking LOVE Sweden..!
Tolerance and BOOBS —nice.
Pictures or it didn't happen.
The women have big boobs too!
Scandinavian elk are like our moose, so any comments about cheese and bitten sisters are appropriate on this thread.
They call what we call moose elk in Sweden. Moose on the loose.
Nice. Had it included a Drakken and a 9-3 and a frame still of Crow and Tom Servo doing Ingmar Bergman’s ‘A Joke”, you would have gotten the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili award for Swedish Eroto-esoterica.
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Isn’t The Angry Elks the name of a fierce Swedish bicyclist gang?
The lodges are safe... for now
Nothing but a big smelly pile of bull---kle!
The Elks i know are usually loaded on $1.50 drafts by 11 o’clock.....
A Swedish chef got bit by a Moochelle once.
First the came for the Elks, and I said nothing.
Then they came for the Moose, and I said nothing.
When they came for the Masons, there was no one to speak up for them.
Oh the horror of it!
The singular of deer is deer, and the PLURAL of deer is deer.
Likewise ELK. Ditto sheep.
As Mayor Shinn in “THE MUSIC MAN” repeatedly admonished his daughter, “Mind your phraseology!”
If the residents will just stay in their grilled window cages, everything will be just fine, especially the elk.
Sons of Bullwinkle?
They have Elks Clubs in Sweden and the cops won’t shoot “angry elks” who have had too much to drink at the bar? How civil of the Swedish cops!
Swedish moose/elk update
I think it’s the right decision.
I already have great respect for both Scandinavian and North American moose. (Translation: I run the other way.)
Reasonable assessment of any situation which requires a decision. Whatever that means?!?! Run away first, run away twice, find oneself in a corner then shucks some corn.
The last thing they need is the Moose to fire back.