an oldish book about wild plants in California said that highway 101 somewhere between San Francisco and San Jose used to be lined with pyracanthus trees, but birds would gorge themselves on the fermented fruit (small, bright orange-red berries), get drunk, and cause accidents on the highway, so the bushes were removed.
Originally posted by wolfgang59 I've always believed the stories of elephants sniffing out fermenting fruit and travelling miles for a 'good night out'. I'm devastated to be told that this is a myth. Or is it?
It's actually true. I have a National Geographic DVD about this particular happening, and it clearly shows elephants, monkeys and other various animals drunk as skunks and falling about everywhere, some even virtually unable to get up without falling over again. Don't be disappointed. 😉