Swede walks into McDonald’s carrying a deceased badger

I want a Big Mac. And a Happy Meal for my badger, please.

Swede walks into McDonald's carrying a deceased badger
Not the badger in question. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

There's being upset at being asked to leave a fast food place. And then there's being so upset that you start waving your dead badger around, slapping it into cars parked outside.

We don't recommend the latter.

But that's exactly what happened at a McDonald's restaurant in Falköping, 120 kilometres north-east of Gothenburg, at 10pm on Saturday, when a man walked in with the badger under his arm.

“The staff reacted quickly and asked him to leave,” McDonald's press spokesperson Marianne Ahlgren told regional newspaper Skövde Nyheter.

Police were called after the man began hitting cars parked outside with the animal.

“We were waiting for the food at the drive-in when we saw him swinging a dead badger,” a witness named only as Henrik told the newspaper.

He said the man then threw the badger at his car.

“It landed on the roof of the car and there are scraps of meat and scratches there now.”

Police arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and made the man leave. It is not known what happened to the dead badger.

Sweden's last badger story took place a year and a half ago, when a luxury hotel in central Stockholm came under siege after an ill-tempered animal refused to let guests check in or out.