Drun­ken birds?

Vocable (Anglais) - - Nouveau -

The small Ame­ri­can town of Gil­bert, Min­ne­so­ta, fa­ced an or­ni­tho­lo­gi­cal enig­ma last month. For over a week, the town’s birds, es­pe­cial­ly ro­bins and other small spe­cies, ac­ted er­ra­ti­cal­ly, cra­shing in­to win­dows and car wind­shields and “flop­ping all over the place”. The po­lice chief in­ves­ti­ga­ted and en­ded up sen­ding a no­tice to re­si­dents tel­ling them there was no need to call the po­lice on the “in­ebria­ted” lo­cal birds be­cause they had sim­ply got­ten them­selves in­toxi­ca­ted on ber­ries that fer­men­ted as a re­sult of an ear­ly frost... Mys­te­ry sol­ved! drun­ken ici, en état d’ivresse / to face se heur­ter à / ro­bin rouge-gorge / spe­cies (inv.) es­pèce(s) / to crash in­to per­cu­ter / wind­shield (US) = wind­screen (GB) pare-brise / to flop se mou­voir lour­de­ment, avec mal­adresse / all over the place par­tout / to in­ves­ti­gate me­ner l’en­quête / no­tice avis / in­ebria­ted ivre / ber­ry baie / frost gel.

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