Moose on loose barges into Swedish retirement home

June 10, 2011 5:20:04 AM PDT
Officials say a moose burst through the dining room window of a retirement home in southwestern Sweden, knocking over furniture and flower pots before taking off into the wild again.

Police say 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-paneled glass window. She says 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.