A group of daycare children’s afternoon took a turn for the dramatic in Harstad on Tuesday when what police described as “an aggressive elk” ran toward the kids while they were out on a walk.
In true rugged Norwegian fashion, the quick-thinking kids were able to quickly put the animal in its place, according to a Nordland police spokeswoman.
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“The kids threw snowballs at it or something like that,” Grete Birkeland told Dagbladet.
Birkeland said that she thinks the very same elk gave a female shopper a scare outside of a Harstad store over the weekend.
Earlier in the day on the other side of town, police reported another “aggressive elk”, but this one was fought off with more than snowballs.
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“There was someone in a housing estate who felt threatened. Now it has been confirmed that [the elk] was shot by the local wildlife committee,” Birkeland told Dagbladet.
As for the daycare kids, they obviously weren’t much bothered. When Dagbladet tried to reach the institution for a comment, the kids were still out on their walk.