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Drunk birds are flying under the influence in Minnesota

Drunk birds are flying under the influence in Minnesota

Birds are flying around drunk in Minnesota and the police department says to stop calling about it

We've all heard of Angry Birds, but what about drunk birds? It's probably safe to say that most people have wondered what animals would act like if they were drunk, and now we know - at least for this flock of birds in Gilbert, Minnesota. In Gilbert, the berries that the birds eat have been fermented due to an early frost. This, in turn, has been resulting in making the birds drunk.

 Photo courtesy of Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images

Photo courtesy of Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images

When they're under the influence, the birds are said to be "flying lower than usual, crashing into cars and windows, and losing their balance." On Tuesday, Police Chief Ty Techar wrote on the Gilbert Police Department’s Facebook page stating, "The Gilbert Police Department has received several reports of birds that appear to be 'under the influence,' flying into windows, cars, and acting confused."

Techar went on to say that the drunk birds are no true cause for concern and there are more drunk birds this year due to the early frost; meaning, the birds have not migrated south yet. Techar also stated, "It appears that some birds are getting a little more 'tipsy' than normal...generally, younger birds' livers cannot handle the toxins as efficiently as more mature birds. There is no need to call law enforcement about these birds as they should sober up within a short period of time."

 Photo courtesy of Gilbert Police Department

Photo courtesy of Gilbert Police Department

Techar concludes his statement with a bit of humor, listing out "valid" reasons for residents to call the police department in regards to the drunk birds. He says to call if they see "Woodstock pushing Snoopy off the doghouse for no apparent reason, the Roadrunner jumping in and out of traffic on Main Street, Bigbird operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner, Angry Birds laughing and giggling uncontrollably and appearing to be happy, Tweety acting as if 10 feet tall and getting into confrontations with cats, and any other birds after midnight with Taco Bell items."

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