Whenever the year blesses my family with a good crop of cherries from our massive, old cherry tree, we look forward to one thing: drunk animals.
Sure, the sweet fruit is nice, but once the cherries that have ended up on the ground start to ferment, and the birds and the bunnies start munching away, it’s a little piece of comic heaven in the back yard.
Case in point: Did you know that if a bird is drunk enough, it will actually attempt to fly by flapping only one wing? No? Well, it’s true, and it’s hilarious. Of course, the birds turning cartwheels as they try to take off is equally gut busting. Until I saw it myself, I could never have guessed there was an FUI (flying under the influence) in the animal world.
Also, it’s hard not to laugh at a bunny with a hangover. They don’t even attempt to hop out of the way, will actually lean on a tree, and will give you a look that seems to beg for an aspirin.
I’m happy to say that drunk animals are amusing the world over. Check out what happened in Germany. And of course, there’s the classic drunk-animal video of all time.