‘Drunk Birds’ Are Terrorizing a Town in Minnesota

‘Drunk Birds’ Are Terrorizing a Town in Minnesota

‘Drunk Birds’ Are Terrorizing a Town in Minnesota

The chief explained that the city experienced an early frost this year, expediting the fermenting process in berries, which produces alcohol.

As CBS Minnesota reports, the town of Gilbert is dealing with an influx of inebriated birds due to an early frost.

The northeastern Minnesota town of Gilbert is alerting residents that birds may be a bit more "tipsy" than normal this time of year.

"Police added", Generally, younger bird's liver can't handle the toxins as efficiently as more mature birds.

Gilbert police were forced to release a statement asking residents not to call them about the drunken avifauna after several reports of them crashing into vehicle windows. The Post refers to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Ornithology, which found that "flying under the influence of ethanol had led to... birds' deaths".

Another local said: ' 'This explains why I have hit 7 birds with my auto this week'. The birds, which get drunk on fermented berries, are becoming something of a nuisance and have even caught the attention of local law enforcement.

Somebody needs to cut off the birds of Gilbert, Minnesota, because they're all drunk. The birds go from bush to bush trying to find more berries, their balance getting progressively worse.

It's not an isolated incident.

While the authorities are clearly having a giggle, there is reason to be concerned on the birds' behalf.

Any other birds after midnight with Taco Bell items. "Sometimes they are picked up after crashing into windows". The territory's animal health unit would find them with juice-stained beaks, pop them into hamster cages (or "drunk tanks"), give them a few hours to sober up and then set them free. Berry fermentation is the answer.

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