Police issue statement following large number of drunk birds

Police issue statement following large number of drunk birds

Minnesota park ranger Sharon Stiteler told fox she'd had a couple of times when she had to take care of "tipsy" birds. Yes, you read that correctly.

Officials in Gilbert, Minnesota have asked residents to be aware of birds flying under the influence.

"Many birds have not migrated south, so it appears to be more prevalent than in past years", police said on their Facebook page.

Also, the youngsters can't quite hold their boozy berries like their elders. Young birds may be particularly susceptible to drunkenness because their livers have not grown large enough to handle the unintentional imbibing.

The police news release ended with a suggestion that residents of the small northern Minnesota town call if they see "Angry Birds laughing and giggling uncontrollably and appearing to be happy" or "Tweety acting as if 10 feet tall and getting into confrontations with cats".

"Oh my! That explains all the birds bouncing off my window lately!"

"I was going to say something.but I thought I was insane!" commented another. The birds then slam into buildings, vehicles, or just act freaky for a while before they eventually snap out of it, just like your average bar fly. In recent days, they have been flying perilously close to windows and cars, and generally seem to be discombobulated. "Flying under the influence of ethanol" had led to the birds' deaths, they concluded in a 2012 study published in the Journal of Ornithology. "They have actually fallen out of trees on occasion".

McConnell takes key step toward vote on Kavanaugh nomination
That's put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski , under excruciating pressure. If Republican lawmakers clear that hurdle, the Senate can then advance to a final confirmation vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

"They just get sloppy and clumsy", Dodder said.

"We've sort of nicknamed it "berry benders, ' now that these birds are on a berry bender", Techer said". If they can't fly properly or keep their balance, intoxicated birds are at risk of crashing into hard surfaces. Others are just found disoriented on the ground.

Authorities expect they will sober up some time in the near future.

As humorous as it might sound, bingeing on berries can be deadly for birds.

"The blitzed bird gave me that all too familiar glare we've seen many a drunk friend do", she wrote.

Any other birds after midnight with Taco Bell items.

Related Articles