In a small town in the north of the United States, the birds have started acting strangely. This year, it got cold early in Minnesota. There was an early frost, and the berries on the trees started to ferment. The sugar in the berries turned to alcohol. Many birds eat these berries before they fly south for the winter. What happens to them? The alcohol makes them drunk. They can’t control themselves. Some birds fall out of trees and others fly into windows or cars. The police say that you shouldn’t worry if you see a drunk bird on the ground. It will wake up later and be fine. (by Douglas Jarrell)
2018年10月15日「モバイル英語学習」第570号(英語のエッセイ): Even Birds Get Drunk!