Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

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“DRUNK birds were ‘to­tally a thing’,” US Na­tional Parks Ser­vice ranger Sharon Stiteler told KMSP-TV, when ex­plain­ing what had alarmed some Min­nesota res­i­dents.

They had re­ported to Gil­bert Po­lice De­part­ment their fears for young robins found in­tox­i­cated and fly­ing into win­dows.

Stiteler said an early frost meant food berries had fer­mented ear­lier than usual, caus­ing some to drink and fly.

Po­lice en­tered into the ‘spirit’ of the drama say­ing peo­ple should not alert po­lice about birds un­less they saw “Big­bird op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle in an un­safe man­ner” or “Tweety act­ing as if 10 feet tall and get­ting into con­fronta­tions with cats”.

AND while we’re on the theme of wildlife, a French an­i­mal rights group has launched a cam­paign to pro­tect the rats of Paris.

Au­thor­i­ties con­cerned about hy­giene and the spread of dis­ease have launched an ex­ter­mi­na­tion cam­paign against the es­ti­mated four mil­lion ro­dents in the city.

How­ever not ev­ery­one is happy about the move, with the Paris An­i­maux Zoopo­lis group putting up posters in Metro sta­tions declar­ing that rats are “sen­si­tive in­di­vid­u­als” that “should not be seen as syn­ony­mous with filth”.

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