Squirrels getting drunk and wrecking gaffs. Honestly, what next?
Not happy with simply eating nuts and looking cute, squirrels it seems are moving out of our parks and into local boozers, with one squirrel in particular going to far as to stage his own lock-in at a private members club in Worcestershire and get well…wasted.
When the secretary of the Honeybourne Railway Club arrived at the premises yesterday morning and saw a mess of broken bottles and the floor covered in beer, his first thought was that they’d been burgled. It was only when he saw the squirrel ‘staggering around’ after emerging from behind a box of crisps that Sam Boulter put two and two together and realised that the thuggish little critter was responsible.
Mr Boulter described the scene:
‘There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar’s pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey’s tap. He must have flung himself on the handle and drank some as he was staggering around all over the place and moving a bit slowly.’
Blimey. This squirrel makes our social lives seem tame.
After causing £300 worth of damage, the rowdy rodent then basically skipped out without paying his bar tab, exiting the premises via waste paper bin after being caught by Mr Boulter.
‘I’ve never seen a drunk squirrel before,’ Mr Boulter added. ‘He was sozzled and looked a bit worse for wear, shall we say.’
And funnily enough, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about squirrels getting on the sauce and behaving outlandishly. Did you see the video that circulated on YouTube a little while ago showing a squirrel acting all tipsy after eating fermented pumpkins? Poor fella didn’t know his tail from his acorns.
Should we be worried? Are squirrels the new hipsters?
Watch this space….