Popular Science News | Young Birds getting Drunk on Berries

Popular Science News – no this is not a pre-Christmas story of young women getting intoxicated on a new fad drink. It’s about the feathered variety found reeling underneath Rowan trees after having eaten the fermented berries. This time it was blackbirds, in 1999 it was redwings falling from holly trees after eating fermented berries. In both cases the first thought was that toxic chemicals were involved.

Mind you, with the current recession, and the various tax measures to stop people drinking alcohol, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next gr0up of birds eating these berries were of the human kind.

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