Saturday, November 12, 2005

Saturday Fun

Sweden is a wonderful place, egalitarian, wealthy and with lots of good skiing. But then they have drunken moose near the residences for the elderly:

The moose -- a cow and her calf -- had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they found outside the home in Sibbhult, said employee Anna Karlsson.

Police managed to scare them off once, but the tipsy mammals returned to get more of the tempting fruits. This time the moose were drunk and aggressive, forcing police to send for a hunter with a dog to make them leave.

Police did not pursue the culprits, but made sure all apples were picked up from the area, police chief Bengt Hallberg said. No one was hurt.

So like human drunks. Except we would send the mother moose to prison for letting a minor get drunk.

I once saw a moose run. It looked psychedelic; each of the four legs was doing its own thing and it seemed a miracle the moose didn't collapse in a big heap. Maybe it had been at the crab apples.