Party-an­i­mal badger found drunk on beach

The China Post - - LIFE -

A fe­male badger was re­cov­er­ing at a Pol­ish an­i­mal shel­ter Wed­nes­day, two days af­ter the party an­i­mal was found passed out on a beach from hav­ing too much to drink.

“Oh, youth. Oh, sum­mer hol­i­days,” an­i­mal shel­ter Dzika Os­toja joked Wed­nes­day in a Face­book post de­tail­ing Wandzia the bad- ger’s plight in the Baltic sea­side re­sort town of Re­wal.

“We found Wandzia drunk, sur­rounded by seven (empty beer) bot­tles. There were two more in the bushes, so it’s pos­si­ble Wandzia be­gan par­ty­ing there. Haha.”

The badger is be­lieved to have stolen the booze from fel­low beach­go­ers, be­fore re­mov­ing the beer caps with her teeth.

The black-and-white om­ni­vore was un­con­scious for two days straight, shel­ter head Marzena Bialowol­ska told AFP, adding that the badger had par­tially re­cov­ered but was still un­able to sit up.

“She’s been sleep­ing, drink­ing (wa­ter) and eat­ing chick meat,” Bialowol­ska said. If all goes well, Wandzia will be re­leased back into the wild by the end of the week.

Photos and a video of the badger re­cov­er­ing can be viewed on the shel­ter’s Face­book page: https:// www.face­book.com/dzikaos­toja

Wandzia is not the first of her kind to have ex­per­i­mented with al­co­hol. In 2009, Ger­man po­lice were called to clear a road of a badger that was “drunk as a skunk” from gorg­ing it­self on over­ripe, fer­mented cher­ries.

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