Stockholm police say they were called to the residence on Ingarö island, in the city’s eastern suburbs, where a man said his front door was being blocked by four adult elk and a calf.
The elk had moved on before the authorities arrived.
“I’m not surprised that he called the police when he was faced with a gang of five drunken elk,” police spokesman Albin Näverberg told TheLocal.se website.
“They can be really dangerous. They become fearless. Instead of backing away when a person approaches, they move toward you. They may even take a run at you,” Näverberg added.
Drunken elk are a recurring problem at this time of year in Sweden. In 2002, a drunken bull elk was shot after it attacked an 8-year-old boy.
Another intemperate elk laid siege to a Swedish schoolhouse in November 2006.
Photo: Peter Lundgren