(Photo: Peter Trimming)
Some people are happy drunks. Others are friendly drunks. The squirrel in this story, unfortunately, is an angry drunk. He broke into the Honeybourne Railyway Club, a private club near Evansham, Worcestershire, UK after it had closed. He utterly trashed the place, getting sauced on beer in the process. Sam Boulter, the club secretary, trapped the squirrel in a trashcan, then thew it out. The Western Daily Press quotes Boulter:
Yesterday the branch secretary of the club said the rodent had caused around £300 worth of damage.
He added: "When I opened the door it was absolutely ransacked.
"At first I thought we'd been burgled but I realised it was all still locked up and that's when we saw the squirrel. [...]
"There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar's pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey's tap .
"He must have flung himself on the handle and he must have drank some as he was staggering around all over the place and moving a bit slowly.
"I've never seen a drunk squirrel before. He looked a bit worse for wear.
-via Mickey White