Angry Birds were once all the rage, but chances are you’ve never heard of drunk birds! Well, consider yourself lucky, because no one wants to come face to face with a giant winged creature that’s been hitting the sauce a little too hard.
In Austria, a huge flock of starlings stumbled upon some fermented berries and thought they’d make a good dinner. When the birds took flight, though, their intoxicated antics scared the heck out of all the drivers on the highway below…
People driving on a highway in Austria experienced a major traffic jam after a number of flying birds fell onto the moving vehicles below them.
The flock of starlings had unknowingly eaten fermented berries, which caused them to become drunk!
They began crashing into cars and nosediving onto the pavement…
…which caused a major traffic jam up and down the highway.
Apparently, the berries are a common food for the birds, although such a drastic effect is rare. “Most birds likely just get a bit tipsy,” Meghan Larivee, a scientist with Canada’s Environment Yukon, told National Geographic. “However, every now and then, some birds just overdo it.”
Who knew that birds could get drunk? Let this be a lesson to humans and animals alike: please drink responsibly!
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