posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 07:55 PM
In other bird related information: Drunken' Bird's Iron Balls Fail Them
Young Birds Can Get 'Drunk' On Fermented Berries: Effects Similar to Those for People, Only Drunk Birds Have Much Further to Fall
Well apparently, even with iron balls and all... birds should not drink and fly.
Young birds can get 'drunk' on fermented berries. But unsteadiness on the feet, a tendency to fall over, and losing the ability to steer is
considerably more of a problem when life is normally spent in trees or in the air.
Three tissue samples from the dead birds were sent for toxicological analysis, one of which revealed high levels of pure alcohol (ethanol). Staff at
the wildlife rescue centre to which the live bird was sent also reported that it had been unsteady on its feet and appeared "drunk."
The bird had had to place its wings on the ground to steady itself, and had leant against the walls of its enclosure to keep upright, they said. After
two days the bird fully recovered and was released back into the wild.
Poor little guys, just wanting to grub on some berries... next thing you know, they're getting into fights, showing up late to work, and flying into
phone poles. The madness.