Drunken Elk Terrorize Stockholm Man, Block Entrance To Home After Eating Fermented Apples

By Philip Ross on August 29, 2013 5:32 PM EDT

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A gang of drunken elk gave one homeowner in Stockholm, Sweden a scare after the intoxicated gang kept him from entering his home. (Photo: Flickr/yellowstonenps)

No one parties harder than a Swedish elk. Unfortunately, when elk get drunk, they turn into really big jerks. At least that seemed to be the case in Sweden when a gang of drunken elk terrorized a man in Stockholm by eating all his apples and then blocking the entrance to his home.

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How exactly did the drunken elk get so inebriated? According to MSN, the elk were tipsy off their own version of appletinis -- apples that had fallen from a tree and had fermented on the ground.

When the homeowner returned to his house, he found five drunken elk blocking the entrance to his front door. He did what any sober, intelligent human being would do after discovering a gang of inebriated elk partying on his front lawn: He called the cops.

"I'm not surprised that he called the police when he was faced with a gang of five drunken elk," police spokesman Albin Naverberg told The Local. "They become fearless. Instead of backing away when a person approaches, they move toward you. They may even take a run at you."

The drunken elk -- four adult elk and one calf -- stumbled off before the boys in blue reached the scene. But the elks' early retreat didn't keep the 5-0 from (jokingly) taking credit for scaring off the intoxicated gang.

"Police who arrived on the scene reported that the animals had been warned that the police were on their way and wisely decided to leave the address," the police report about the drunken elk incident read.

This isn't the first time drunken elk have raised hell in Sweden. In 2011, a homeowner near Gothenburg discovered a stoned elk flailing about in a tree.

"The unfortunate elk was desperately entangled in the tree's branches and was kicking ferociously," The Local reported. "It wasn't until the fire brigade arrived on the scene and managed to bend the tree to the point where the exhausted elk could slide out of the branches that the animal was finally freed."

So, is Sweden is just full of drunken elk tottering about during the winter?

"It is not unusual to see elk ... drunk in Sweden during autumn, when there are plenty of apples about," The BBC noted.

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