Tuesday, November 08, 2005

And Now, for Something Completely Different ...

Tired of blogging about the upcoming Parliamentary game of chicken? Sick of our Governor-General explaining for the 16th time that she was only making a joke? Burned out over the riots in France? Then come and contemplate this Pythonesque news story:

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- They rarely have problems with drunks or rowdy animals, but residents 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.

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.

Now, upon seeing that dateline, how many of you immediately thought of the opening credit sequence for Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

"A moose once bit my sister ... "