Who said squirrel's don't know how to party?
One soused squirrel in England thoroughly trashed a local private members' club, opening the taps and imbibing freely from the flowing beer before smashing bottles in a drunken tizzy that cost hundreds of dollars, the BBC reported Thursday.
Sam Boulter, secretary of the Honeybourne Railway Club near Evesham in Worcestershire, found the premises strewn with smashed bottles and glasses, and with liberal amounts of beer covering the floor, leading him to suspect someone had broken in.
But it quickly became clear that something, and not someone, was responsible for the beer-induced bender.
The incredulous 62-year-old bore witness as a squirrel started "staggering around" after emerging from behind a box of chips.
"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," revealed Boulter.
"He must have flung himself on the handle and drank some as he was staggering around all over the place and moving a bit slowly," added the stunned secretary. "I've never seen a drunk squirrel before. He was sozzled and looked a bit worse for wear, shall we say."
Boulter estimated that the drunk squirrel caused around 300 pounds (around $470) of damage.
Eventually he was able to trap the sloshed squirrel in a garbage bin and then released it out of a window – where it likely continued its inebriated merrymaking.