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Icicle gunned down in eastern Sweden

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Icicle gunned down in eastern Sweden
12:01 CET+01:00
When pest control workers were asked to help remove a dangerously long icicle hanging from a building in Norrköping in eastern Sweden, they took the unusual step of shooting it down with a rifle.

"We were helping out with getting rid of the icicles in the neighborhood and there was one hanging there that we couldn't reach," Per Wernerson, the manager of the company, Anticimex, told local newspaper Norrköpings Tidningar.

"So we decided to use a little creativity. The man that shot it down has passed the hunting license and when he shoots, he hits."

However the local police were less impressed with the hunter's sharp shooting abilities.

"Their authorization to shoot does not cover icicles, only vermin, and we'll have to report this," said police commissioner Ingemar Sigsjo, adding that there were extenuating circumstances.

"One must not forget at the same time that it was an act of goodwill - there were ugly looking icicles hanging there."

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