Fermented berry

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  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Drunk birds cause massive tailback
    Witnesses described the scene as like something out of a horror film. Some people commented on the unusual event online, joking that the birds ought to have been tested for "air worthiness".

    Ornithologists were initially confused as to what had caused the birds to fall into the road but now believe that they had gorged on fermented berries - which contain naturally occurring alcohol - and got drunk on them.

    Rain and foggy conditions further confused them, so that they didn’t know where they were going and lost their bearings over the motorway, crashing into cars and trucks.

    https://www.thelocal.at/20161006/drunk-birds-cause-massive-tailback-on-austrian-motorway
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I have seen some drunk birds in my time.
    Alex
     
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  5. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    It happens with some animals.
    Elephants and monkeys I recall.
    Was on TV so it must be true.
    Alex
     
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