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Monday 26 June 2017

Moose on loose in retirement home

A moose makes a dash for freedom after crashing into a retirement home in Sweden (AP)
A moose makes a dash for freedom after crashing into a retirement home in Sweden (AP)
A glazier examines the damage after a moose burst into a geriatric care home in Sweden (AP)

A moose has burst through the dining room window of a retirement home in south-west Sweden, knocking over furniture and flower pots before taking off into the wild again.

Police said aside from the moose, who was scratched by the broken window, no one was injured in Thursday's surprise visit at the Brunnsgarden retirement home in the small town of Alingsas.

Helen Gillquist, head of the home, said residents had just finished lunch and left the ground-floor dining room when the moose jumped through the three-panelled glass window. She said it "jumped over a sofa and knocked over chairs and flowers" before getting stuck in a set of doors.

The moose eventually escaped into a nearby park after police managed to open the home's doors.

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