It's a situation many can sympathise with - having one too many and attempting physical feats you'd never consider while sober.
Police believe it had reached for apples higher up the tree before finding itself wedged in the branches and unable to escape.
The stricken animal was discovered by Per Johansson outside his home in Saro, south Gothenburg when he returned home from work.
Rescuers managed to free the moose the same night, after which Johansson said the animal lay down for a while, apparently recovering while in a drunken stupour.Mr Johansson told Swedish newspaper The Local: 'I thought at first that someone was having a laugh. Then I went over to take a look and spotted an elk stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground.
'I thought it looked pretty bad so I called the police who sent out an on-call hunter.
'My neighbour recognised it as the animal that almost ran into her car earlier in the day. She was pretty sure the elk was already under the influence.'
The moose lay on the ground overnight outside Mr Johansson's house, before finally getting up the next morning and wandering off with a hangover.
Boozing mooses are not uncommon in Scandinavia, where the creatures are occasionally spotted eating rotting fruit which drops to the group and ferments.
In 2007, a Swedish moose drowned in Stockholm after getting drunk on apples and falling through the ice of a frozen inlet.
A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and lay around it every day. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow... He