At first the police managed to drive away the elks, a mother and her calf, who had filled themselves up on fermented apples. But then the Swedish elks began displaying some Dutch courage and turned on the police.
Officers were forced to call in a hunter with a dog to deal with them, according to local media.
Nevertheless, police commissioner Bengt Hallberg said that he was not in favour of preventative hunting.
“It’s better to get rid of the apples from the home,” he said.