Moose Learns Valuable Lesson About Moderation


It’s been a while since our last good, old-fashioned adorable animal in trouble post, but we think this charming tale about a moose that got drunk on a few too many fermented apples in Sweden and then became lodged in an apple tree was worth waiting for. The photos are simply precious! Also, it’s a drunk moose stuck in an apple tree, which is pretty much a metaphor for life. We all have our proverbial apple trees, don’t we?

Fortunately, there is a happy ending to this tale. The moose was rescued, after which it “lay down for a while, apparently recovering while in a drunken stupour.” The beauty of having been drunk while all this happened, we can assure the moose, is that the pain will fade quickly, since there’s probably not too much to remember in the first place.

Said the man who discovered the moose, “My neighbour recognised it as the animal that almost ran into her car earlier in the day. She was pretty sure the elk was already under the influence.”

You just know that moose is going to look at itself in the mirror tonight and promise never to get caught in such an embarrassing situation again, and then head out and eat a whole mess of fermented apples, because fermented apples are delicious, and a moose can’t help being a moose.

I’ll regret this in the morning: Boozing moose is rescued after becoming drunkenly stranded up apple tree [Daily Mail]