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Opossum Snuck Into Alcohol Shop, Stole Bourbon, Smashed It And Drank It
The opossum has been released into the wild after sleeping off its hangover (Picture: Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge)
December 6th, 2017 | 11:04 AM | 1234 views
An opossum has been released back into the wild after sleeping off a hangover when it broke into an alcohol shop.
The opossum was taken to Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge centre by a police officer who said it was found by a store worker next to a broken, empty bottle of bourbon.
It is believed to have broken into the shop in Fort Walton Beach to steal the alcoholic drink.
Michelle Pettis, a technician at the refuge, said: ‘A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it. She definitely wasn’t fully acting normal.’
Pettis told the Northwest Florida Daily News the female opossum appeared disoriented, was excessively salivating and was pale. The staff pumped the marsupial full of fluids and cared for her as she sobered up.
‘We loaded her up with fluids to help flush out any alcohol toxins,’ Pettis said. ‘She was good a couple of days later.’
Pettis says the opossum did not appear to have a hangover.
The store owner, Cash Moore, says he never had an opossum break in before.
‘She came in from the outside and was up in the rafters, and when she came through she knocked a bottle of liquor off the shelf,’ Moore said. ‘When she got down on the floor she drank the whole damn bottle.’
‘But it just goes to show that even the animals are impressed with Cash’s,’ he said.
The animal was released last Thursday.
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by Richard Hartley-Parkinson
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