West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples

A drunk raccoon in Milton

Do not approach raccoons that are acting unusual, police said.

Raccoons in at least one West Virginia city apparently can't handle their alcohol. Then, on Tuesday, "several neighborhood residents" helped an officer take another "masked bandit into custody". The same thing you do with a drunk human: stick 'em in a jail cell until they sober up. Some locals were convinced it was rabid.

But now, it appears that the animals did not have rabies and were just drunk on fermented crabapples.

"We have had calls on suspected rabid raccoons twice over the last two days", the Milton Police Department wrote on Facebook.

The Milton Police Department reportedly received accounts of stumbling and disoriented raccoons at least twice in the last week, and locals anxious the raccoons might have rabies. Turns out, the birds were inebriated; reportedly intoxicated by berries that had fermented sooner than usual due to an early frost. Drunk on fermented crab apples, that is, according to WSAZ.

The drunk raccoon captured Monday wasn't the first.

While it is typical for raccoons to knock over trash bins and scurry around in odd corners, the residents noticed that the raccoons were staggering in a disoriented manner and falling out of trees.

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