Florida Opossum Breaks Into Liquor Store, Gets Drunk On Bourbon

Joe Welkie
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As if things couldn’t get any weirder in Florida, they just had a news story that shook they entire city of Fort Walton Beach. Like any town in America, sometimes you run into an opossum problem. they’ll rummage through your trash, freak you out late at night with the noises they make, etc. But this opossum was unique. This opossum had finer tastes. This opossum broke into a liquor store and drank a buttload of bourbon.

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge were called in to deal with the marsupial when the liquor-store employees arrived at work in the morning to discover they had been bamboozled for some bourbon by the opossum. Only this little lady wasn’t “playin’ possum.” No, she was actually wasted.

“A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it,” said Michelle Pettis, a technician at the refuge. “She definitely wasn’t fully acting normal.”

If this opossum had hopes of going viral, she certainly accomplished her goals. Pettis was more concerned with her health than her fame however, and rehabbed her back to health. “We loaded her up with fluids to help flush out any alcohol toxins. She was good a couple of days later.”