Pandemic's making even the squirrels drink
Every thought you'd see a squirrel drunk, well it's happening. In yet another episode of the pandemic made me do this, a squirrel has found solace in getting drunk than eat acorns. Reuters wrote about it and it's hilarious.
The article reads,"Katy Morlok said she fed a squirrel an old pear from her fridge ― but realized later that the fruit had fermented into a boozy snack for the critter. Recent viral video shows the squirrel, which she named “Lil Red,” nearly keeling over after bellying up to the treat."
"Morlok thought she was leaving out a safe nibble for the squirrels, but Lil Red’s apparent stupor ― and repeat business ― indicated otherwise. “And then it kind of dawned on me … oh no, those pears were so old I bet they fermented,” Morlok of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, told Fox9. “And then he got drunk and I did not mean to do that, so I went out and I grabbed all the pears," the article further read.
The article also said, "Morlok said Lil Red recovered with a “little hangover breakfast.” No hair of the dog for this tipsy creature. While HuffPost could not verify that the pear fermented and the squirrel got soused, it does seem that fruit can ferment on its own in the fridge in certain cases."
Viewers however couldn't get enough of the squirrel and were giving 'it' advice, "We’ve all been there pal! Get a slice and call it a night. Take two acorns in the morning and drink some water. You’ll be fine," a YouTube user wrote, while another said, "Oh dear...poor little guy. That hangover is going to be “nuts!".
Some weirdly shared their similar experiences, "I accidentally ate a fermented clementine the other day and got a good buzz off it at work. Can imagine how hammered that squirrel is," a user said while another couldn't help but crack a pandemic joke, "You made his year. Animals are stocking up too. It’s hard to come upon any fermented food in these post-COVID wilderness streets."