Fort Walton Beach (WTFF) – An oppossum that got drunk on bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store had to sober up at a wildlife rescue center.
The possum was found by an employee at the liquor store on November 24.
He was passed out next to a broken and empty bottle of 750ml bottle of Courvoisier cognac, according to usatoday.com. Other news reports had originally said it was bourbon.
The drunken animal was taken to Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge to sober up.
“A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it,” said Michelle Pettis, a technician at the refuge. “She definitely wasn’t fully acting normal.” (weartv.com)
“We loaded her up with fluids to help flush out any alcohol toxins,” Pettis said. “She was good a couple of days later.”
Due to their hard work, the possum was able to get drunk without a hangover. He was released Thursday.
The store owner, Cash Moore, said this is the first possum to have broken in:
“She came in from the outside and was up in the rafters, and when she came through she knocked a bottle of liquor off the shelf. When she got down on the floor she drank the whole damn bottle.”
Hopefully our party hard friend stays far away from this guy: