Friday, November 11, 2005

Grey Goose for the moose on the loose

I offer this story as it reads from the Nov. 8 Associated Press lineup”
“STOCKHOLM, Sweden - They rarely have problems with drunks or rowdy animals, but resi¬dents of an elderly home in southern Sweden had to deal with both when a pair of intoxicated moose invaded the premises.
“The moose - a cow and her calf - had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they found outside the home in Sibbhult, southern Sweden, said Anna Karlsson, who works there.”
A little cider here, a little cider there and the first thing you know, you can’t see your nose from your antlers.“Police managed to scare them off once, but the large 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, local police chief Bengt Hallberg said. No one was hurt.”
No word if Madame Bullwinkle has gone for her 12-step program.
However, an apple a day won’t keep the moose away.
Or is it … meese or mooses?!? I’ve always been confused about that.

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