What must an elk do to get served?

_Dagens Nyheter_ reports that an elk has done a runner from a restaurant in the centre Kungsbacka, a small town south of Göteborg. The monarch of the forest had broken in — at lunchtime — thorugh a plate glass window. but the restaurant was shut. Eventually, the police turned up: the police spokesman, Stefan Jarlhage, said later that “We tried to find a vet who could help us tranquillise the elk. But before he arrived, the animal left the restaurant again. It had ben there for an hour by then, and must have got tired of waiting to be served.”

The elk has since disappeared: the police explained that they couldn’t leave the restaurant unattended with its window broken.

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