Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Gilbert City, Minnesota recently issued a rare statement explaining birds “flying under the influence”. The said the birds had feasting on fermented berries and like human teenagers, young birds can’t handle their alcohol as well as mature ones, and the ethanol entering their system caused them to act strange.
Police started getting reports of birds acting erratically – flying into windows or moving traffic and acting confused. And as they are getting ready to fly south for the winter, many bird species tend to stuff themselves with whatever food they find in order to build fat for the long journey, causing them to get really drunk.
It appears that some birds are getting a little more ‘tipsy’ than normal,” Gilbert Police Chief Ty Techar wrote in an official statement, adding that there is no need for people to call the police about such birds, as they “should sober up in a short period of time”.