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Moose on loose barges into retirement home

Officials say a moose burst through the dining-room window of a retirement home in south-western 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 yesterday'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.

Irish Independent