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Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication

Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication

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Associated Press

January 21, 2011

PFORZHEIM, GERMANY – Apparently public intoxication is a reason for police to intervene with animals as well as humans. German police recently found a drunk owl out in public and took in the animal, saying it would be released once it has sobered up.

A spokesman for the Pforzheim police reported to Spiegel Online that “a woman walking her dog alerted the police after seeing the bird sitting by the side of the road oblivious to passing traffic.” When police found the brown owl, it was staggering around with drooping eyelids. As further evidence of the owl’s drunkenness, two small bottles of Schnapps were found near the bird.

The police took the owl to a local expert who has treated “alcoholized birds” in the past. This bird is being given plenty of water, and will be free to go when sober.

This is certainly not the first time that an animal has been caught in a drunken escapade. There was the badger who got so drunk on overripe cherries that he staggered into the middle of a road in Germany. Then there are the wallabies who get so high on opium poppies that they can’t hop straight. Not to mention the monkeys who steal cocktails from tourists, the elephants who tragically killed three people in a drunken rampage, or the boozing buffalo who likes to hit the dance floor.

As for the owl who’s about to experience a killer hangover, we just hope nobody leaves anymore alcohol lying around for him to have a hoot with.


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    MarlyB

    over 3 years ago

    5044 Comments

    What is the field sobriety test for an OWL?? LOL!!!

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    probe

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    Love the Hooters comment, LOL

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    Cat_D

    over 3 years ago

    9610 Comments

    to to funny !

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    KAICHARESE

    over 3 years ago

    2762 Comments

    lol

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    DCCarr

    over 3 years ago

    324 Comments

    Retleo- Nice one! lol

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    Katz

    over 3 years ago

    8260 Comments

    Are Owls ....Owl...led to drink? =p... Where did it get the Schnapps?

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    CPD82

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    is this story real? lol

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    helen23

    over 3 years ago

    110 Comments

    and i thought i heard it all.....this has to take the cake. it really made my day! lol

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    Catwoman911

    over 3 years ago

    7256 Comments

    hehehehehehe Ret! LMAO

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    keithmrbreeze

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    No longer will I use the prase, "drunk as a skunk", referring to somebody who's hammered.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10636 Comments

    LOL @ Retleo!

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    36TR

    over 3 years ago

    7640 Comments

    BUMP, Retleo!!! Only you could come up with that one!!! (roflmao)

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Word on the street is that the bird was seen getting hammered at the local HOOTERS!

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    Avacop310

    over 3 years ago

    476 Comments

    Lol

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    codebabe5_0

    over 3 years ago

    20054 Comments

    Would of loved to hear dispatch put that one out! LMAO!

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