Florida opossum breaks into liquor store, gets drunk as a skunk

An opossum busted into a Florida liquor store and guzzled a bottle of bourbon.

No, seriously.

Look at her.

This is the face of one guilty opossum.

Wait, what?

The Fort Walton Beach Police brought the curious, if not a touch wobbly, critter to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge back on Nov. 24.

“This sly, and currently slurred, opossum snuck its way into a liquor store and discovered some holiday cheer of its own,” the facility only posted on Facebook yesterday about the bizarre case.

“A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it,” Michelle Pettis, a wildlife health technician at the refuge told the Panama City News Herald. “Assuming the opossum drank it all, he brought her to us, and we looked over her and she definitely wasn’t fully acting normal.”

They flushed the opossum with lots of fluids and released her a few days later seemingly no worse for wear.

The owner of Cash’s Liquor Store told the newspaper he had never seen a robbery like this, adding the bottle was a 21-year-old bourbon.

“She came in from the outside and was up in the rafters, and when she came through she knocked a bottle of liquor off the shelf,” Cash Moore told the paper. “When she got down on the floor she drank the whole damn bottle.”

The refuge, by the way, said the opossum didn’t seem to have a hangover.

Photo Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge/Facebook

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