A man in western Sweden was greeted by an unusual sight on Wednesday morning when he saw three elk engaged in what appeared to be group sex in his backyard.
"I had just gone out on the balcony to get some fresh air," Peter Lundgren, a 43-year-old marketing manager from Lindome, south of Gothenburg, told The Local.
"They were eating apples and then suddenly they assumed the position."
Lundgren quickly grabbed his camera to document the young male elk mounting an older female elk which in turn appeared to be sniffing or licking the rear end of another young male elk.
He explained that elk are a common sight in his neighbourhood, as the large beasts frequently roam from nearby wooded areas through people's yards.
While he's used to seeing elk get tipsy from eating fermented apples, Lundgren said he was wholly unprepared to have a front row seat at an elk sex show taking place in his backyard.
"I'd never seen anything like it. Not with elk, at least," he said.