Do opossums get hangovers? This one found out the hard way


Here's another item for the never-ending list of "things that only happen in Florida".

Pettis says the opossum did not appear to have a hangover. That's just what this Florida opossum did when she broke into a liquor store and drank an entire bottle of bourbon because opossums like to party.

"A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it", Pettis told the newspaper.

According to Time, employees of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge got acquainted with the drunken female opossum on November 24, when she was brought in for care by a police officer. This sly, and now slurred, ...

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While it's unclear exactly how much of the liquor she slurped up, an employee of the refuge center, Michelle Pettis, told the Panama City News Herald that she appeared to be sloshed.

So basically, we've got a cute but mindless animal that's now Internet famous for getting drunk and passing out in a unusual place, and she's already inspiring others to imitate her. Make sure to tune into Keeping Up With The Opossums on E!, coming soon.

The staff pumped the marsupial with fluids to flush out the alcohol in her system. Pettis told the Northwest Florida Daily News that this was her first encounter with an intoxicated opossum. The refuge released the animal the following Thursday. The officer said Cash Moore, a liquor store owner, found the opossum next to a broken bourbon whiskey bottle the morning after Thanksgiving.

Offering a bit of humor, Moore says the juvenile female possum was 21 years old as far as he knew.


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