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Drunk badger disrupts traffic

By Gary Bogue
Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 6:22 am in Badger.

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BERLIN — A German badger got so drunk on over-ripe cherries it had eaten from a nearby tree, it staggered into the middle of a road and refused to budge, police said on Wednesday.

A motorist called police near the central town of Goslar to report a dead badger on a road — only for officers to turn up and discover the animal alive and well, but drunk.

Officers eventually chased it from the road with a broom.

Well-equipped police cars should always carry brooms in case they run into any drunk badgers. /Gary

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  1. Pat in Antioch Says:

    Love it!! :-)

  2. Barbara Says:

    “Drunk” badger? Because of over-ripe cherries? Wouldn’t this support my initial Robin bird/Pyracantha berry hypothesis? I was an avid believer in this until about three decades ago when my analysis was sort of quashed.
    Unless this badger washed these cherries down with a litre of Plzeňský Prazdroj, or even the local Paulaner stuff, I am now a skeptic.

  3. Parrot Nanny Says:

    I think that badger was just stuffed to the gills and needed to lie down for a while. Haven’t you ever over-indulged in those delicious cherries when they first hit the marketplace? However, a more remote siesta zone would have been a smarter choice. Something about badgers and skunks seem to make them impervious to following the rules. They fear nothing!

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