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Do Wild Animals Get Drunk On Purpose?

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In South Africa, local legend has it that the elephants like to get drunk. They seek out the marula tree, overindulge on its sweet fruits, and enjoy the intoxicating effects of the slightly fermented juice.

Elephants aren't the only critters accused of indulging in the occasional cocktail or dose of drugs. Tales are told of wallabies getting high on poppy plants in Australia or dogs reportedly becoming addicted to the toxic substance secreted by cane toads. And stories abound of vervet monkeys on the Carribean island of St. Kitts, sneakily imbibing the brightly coloured cocktails of distracted tourists.

http://www.bbc.com/f...mals-take-drugs

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The picture of the monkey reminds me of the scene in mission impossible where he comes down on the rope lol

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These animals may like to get drunk, but we human animals do it best!

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I can see the authorities being quite upset because they can not tax them.

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only socially. (lol)

I think the robins enjoy eating fermented berries .. they certainly seem to!

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"Do wild animals get drunk on purpose".....

Is this some kind of veiled slur against my once in a blue moon weekend ramblings on this site?!

If so....Ok then B)

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Well by golly they sure do! After a long, hard day of casual elephant fights. They all gather around and get boozed up and talk about how Donald Trump stole there land.

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Soon scientists will discover that animals have fun during sex, and don't do it just to 'spread their DNA'....

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Am wondering if they ever have some 'hair of the dog'.

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