Drunk Parrots Falling From Sky

Australians have to be on alert these days
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 2, 2010 6:09 PM CDT
Updated Jun 6, 2010 6:25 AM CDT
Watch Out for Drunk, Falling Parrots
Gordo is not one of the Aussie parrots.   (AP Photo/San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Watchara Phomicinda)

It's that special season in Australia—you know, when stoned parrots drop from the sky in bunches. Every year around this time, the parrots begin eating some as-yet unidentified substance that renders them unable to fly or do much of anything. "They lose all balance and we do find them fallen out of trees and the sky," a worker at a hospital in the Northern Territory tells AAP. About eight a day are brought into the hospital for a parrot detox.
(Read more parrots stories.)

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