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Sozzled elks hound old folks home
An elk
This elk is likely to have a clearer head than the Swedish pair
An old people's home in Sweden found itself under siege from two drunks.

But these were no ordinary drinkers - the tipsy pair were elks who had come upon some fermented apples outside the home in Sibbhult, southern Sweden.

The cow and her calf developed such a taste for the intoxicating fruit they refused to bow to police attempts to chase them away from the home.

Police officers were forced to take tougher measures to make them leave, bringing in a hunter with a dog.

The elks did not need telling twice, and left without protest.

The only thing police needed to do to ensure the pie-eyed pair did not return was remove the remaining apples, police chief Bengt Hallberg said.


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