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Drunkard animals: 5 creatures that consume fermented fruit or drinks

By: Shea Gunther on March 29, 2012, 6:04 p.m.
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Chalk bears up as another animal that you don't want to cross when it’s drunk. Bears may not be as large as elephants, but they more than make up for it by being big enough, not to mention having claws and teeth. In 2004, Washington state Fish and Wildlife agents found a black bear passed out on the lawn of the Baker Lake Resort. The animal wasn't sleeping and he wasn't injured — he was drunk. The bear had raided the coolers of nearby campers and downed can after can of beer. The bear wasn't happy with just any beer and specifically targeted cans of Rainier Beer (an awesome new slogan for them might be: "The beer bears binge on!"). The bear was captured for relocation — lured in with doughnuts, honey and two cans of Rainier.