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Elk couple on Sunday morning stroll through Gothenburg

Elk couple on Sunday morning stroll through Gothenburg

Published: 28 Jun 2009 10:55 GMT+02:00
Updated: 28 Jun 2009 10:55 GMT+02:00

A pair of elks went on a morning stroll through central Gothenburg on Sunday morning.

The promenading couple passed by a hamburger restaurant before finding their way to more familiar territory in nearby parkland.

The two elks, thought to be around one-year-old, were spotted around 8am when a Gothenburg resident sounded the alarm and the police were called.

At the time the elks were making their way down a public footpath towards the central station. The visibly stressed and hungry animals passed close to a branch of the Swedish hamburger chain Max near Gamla Ullevi stadium.

Police officers were dispatched to ensure that no members of the public came in harms way and the elks were chaperoned back into a more natural habitat of nearby parkland.

By mid-morning the elks were known to be grazing happily.

"There is nothing to say that they can't make their way back into town, but they are at least more at home in the parkland area," explained Frans Dahlén at Västra Götaland police to news agency TT.

TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:50 June 29, 2009 by Nemesis
I hope they enjoyed there walk.
14:48 June 29, 2009 by Britswedeguy
From the snow in the picture I'm wondering if that's an archive picture?!
15:17 June 30, 2009 by Anmiga
...or Gothenburg is having a very cool summer ;)
10:57 July 4, 2009 by swenglish
THESE are not elk.

THEY ARE MOOSE!
21:46 August 14, 2009 by genseric
yeah, looks like a moose
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