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Drunk elk walks off with swing set

STOREBRO, Sweden, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Sweden said an elk got drunk from eating fermented apples and walked off with a family's backyard swing set.

A Storebro homeowner told police he arrived home Wednesday to discover bits of apple littering his garden and his children's backyard swingset missing, the Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.

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Police suspected an inebriated elk, a common site in Sweden when the apples begin to ferment, to be behind the incident and called a local hunter to track the animal.

The hunter and police were unable to track down the elk, but the swingset was found propped against a tree in the woods.

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