Monday, November 13, 2006

Drunken elk terrorises Swedish schoolchildren

elk.jpgA drunken elk is terrorising children at a school in southern Sweden. "That could be the problem. We could be dealing with a boozy elk," Jan Caiman, a police officer in Molndal, told the national news agency TT. The elk was probably eating fermented apples in a garden and had become inebriated, Caiman said. Elk can weigh as much as 500 kilos (1,100 lb) and personnel at the school described the erratic male as "completely mad".

"The children are really scared," the receptionist at the school near Molndal in southern Sweden told the Gothenburg Post. Caiman said police had contacted hunters and that if the elk did not calm down, it could be shot. - reuters

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