It was a gloomy night; the rains and winds had picked up when Per Johansson returned from work to his home in Saro, Sweden.
“It was raining really hard. In the wind I heard something screaming with a very dark voice,” said Johansson. “At first I wondered if it was the crazy neighbors, but then I heard it again and went and checked. I saw something really big up in a tree in my neighbors’ yard and it was a moose. It must have been drunk after eating fermented apples and as it was reaching out for more fruit it must have slipped and fallen into the tree.”
In response to the peculiar scene, Johansson immediately contacted the local fire and rescue department, which in turn, responded with a winch, a jeep and a fire engine.
“We got the alarm at 10:00 p.m. on September 6 that a moose was stuck in a tree,” said Anders Gardhagen, spokesman for the Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Services. “When we arrived we used the winch to bend down the apple tree so the moose could free himself. Once free, the moose collapsed on the ground and fell asleep. We let him sleep it off and went back home” Gardhagen told various news outlets.
The next morning, the moose awoke and wandered around the neighbor’s yards on shaky legs. The following day, the Moose came back and walked around Johannson’s yard. “I think he likes it here”, said Johannson.