Norway consists of many large forests, and in some places it may seem like humans are trespassing the animal kingdom. Marsteinhøgda near Fagernes is one example: Here, the people and the moose live in the same neighborhood. Recently, a number of moose were caught watching the popular and iconic German detective series “Derrick” through the window.
Around 5 percent of the population is actually moose .
– About one hundred people live here, and I know that there are at least 6 different moose that wander around the neighborhood, says Kjell Ivar Fossnes.
He has become so familiar with two of the animals that he has given them names.
– I called two of them Elgum and Elga, he laughs. (Editor’s note: In Norwegian moose is called elg. Elgum and Elga are therefor name puns.)
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Other residents have also had close contact with the moose. Recently, Gunnar Hannås caught a moose staring through his living room window during an episode of “Derrick”.
– We heard some noise out on the porch, and suddenly I stood face to face with a huge moose. He just stood there staring through the window, Hannås tells.
All in all, three moose have been watching the popular German crime series.
Between 1977 and 1999, NRK did broadcast one of Germany’s most popular TV series “Derrick”. The series is about Detective Chief Inspector (Oberinspektor) Stephan Derrick (Horst Tappert) and his loyal assistant Inspector (Kriminalhauptmeister) Harry Klein (Fritz Wepper), who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings (with three unsolved cases in total).
Since 2009, “Derrick” have been rerunning on NRK, and it is still a favorite retro series among Norwegians.
Derrick: Paddenberg (1975)
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Photo: Kjell Ivar Fossnes/privat