A badger in Germany got so drunk on over-ripe cherries it staggered into the middle of a road and refused to budge, police said on Wednesday.And now for the press analysis:
A motorist called police near the central town of Goslar to report a dead badger on a road -- only for officers to turn up and discover the animal alive and well, but drunk.
Police discovered the nocturnal beast had eaten cherries from a nearby tree which had turned to alcohol and given the badger diarrhea.
Having failed to scare the animal away, officers eventually chased it from the road with a broom.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; editing by Myra MacDonald)
The Sun (U.K.): A DRUNK UNDER SOBER EXTERIOR! SECRET LIFE OF MR BADGER IN 'THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS' UNCOVERED BY GOOD POLICE WORK!
The Nation: Police Brutality? Wildlife Attacked By Broom-Wielding Officer
World Net Daily: Germany's Police State: Innocent Animal Not Allowed To Sleep Off A Bender! Is America Next?
The New York Times: CDC orders Study of Connection Between Fermented Cherries and Alcoholism in Children, Wildlife
1. It's Friday.
2. We're, er, drunk with exhaustion from poring over reports on Piggy Flu.
Procrustes at RBO is to blame for finding the pix of what just might be a tipsy badger.