Monday, July 28, 2008

Boozy Shrews

Lewis Smith of The London Times writes about an animal that can hold its liquor.

Pentailed tree shrews have such an appetite for alcohol that each night they imbibe, weight for weight, the equivalent of a human downing up to nine glasses of wine.

After a night supping at the jungle bar the shrews are not even unsteady on their feet, let alone being copiously sick or starting drunken fights.

You can't buy the booze they drink.

They get their drinks from bertam palms, which grow in the jungles of West Malaysia and produce nectar boasting an alcohol content that can match beer.

1 comment:

Dale said...

Oh I do love the boozy shrew!