A drunken elk claims his apples - and scares off a school
Nov 12, 2006, 14:41 GMT
Stockholm - A drunken elk has been scaring off children at a Swedish school as it defends the tree that is the source of fermenting apples giving it a daily alcohol high.
The animal has got used to getting pleasantly drunk on the rotting fruit and sees the children in the nearby school as a threat to its alcohol supply, Dagen Nyheter newspaper reported Sunday.
It had got into the habit of laying down for a snooze in a defensive position in front of the tree after eating its fill, then bad-temperedly waking up and shooing off any threat.
Authorities at the Eklanda school in the central Swedish town of Moelndal had called in police - but these had failed to see the animal off, the paper said. The elk was still defending its tree.© 2006 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur