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
Gordo is not one of the Aussie parrots.   (AP Photo/San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Watchara Phomicinda)

(Newser) – 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.

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