More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents

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Gilbert Police Chief Ty Techar explained that the birds - including robins, cedar waxwings and thrushes - have eaten berries which have fermented earlier than usual because of an early frost.

Stiteler, who posts stunning bird pictures to her Facebook page and runs a blog called birdchick.com, created a special "detox tank" for a waxwing who had one too many back in 2013.

Also, younger birds' livers can not handle the fermented berries as well as older birds.

Police say there is no need to call emergency services to report the inebriated avians - they "should sober up within a short period of time".

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It's not unusual for berries to turn boozy in late winter and early spring, but because the Minnesota frost occurred before birds in the area migrated south, their drunken antics have been particularly noticeable to Gilbert residents.

Some birds in Minnesota are getting really flocked up on fermented berries, according to police in the city of Gilbert. Meaning, the birds are eating the berries and getting hammered.

Somebody needs to cut off the birds of Gilbert, Minnesota, because they're all drunk.

Residents of a small town have been warned to look out for birds drunk on fermented berries after the animals crashed into cars and windows.

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"Oh my!" a commenter exclaimed on the Facebook post.

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If you think you're surrounded by boozed-up birds, the Audubon Society suggests putting decals on large windows and other reflective surfaces to prevent them from crashing.

Bird expert Matthew Dodder told The Post that the birds would be "flying kind of erratically".

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Authorities expect they will sober up some time in the near future.

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