Saturday, July 11, 2009

Drunk as a badger

That's not one of the phrases we normally use, "drunk as a badger". But perhaps we ought to more often, for they do indeed get drunk, as this one in Germany just has done:

A badger in Germany got so drunk on over-ripe cherries it staggered into the middle of a road and refused to budge, police said on Wednesday.

Those over ripe cherries fermented in its belly and gave it not just something of a high but also diarrhea (which another report helpfully pointed out were "studded with cherry stones" and, one must assume, a ripe old hangover.

Not the only animals to get drunk of course, elephants are known to as well: keep out of the way of the hungover elephant is good advice on those safaris.

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