WATCH: Squirrel appears to get drunk after eating old pears in Minnesota backyard

Squirrel appears to get drunk after eating old pears in Minnesota backyard

INNER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Go home, squirrel: You’re drunk – at least, it seems that way in a new viral video.

According to KMSP and WCCO, Katy Morlok of Inner Grove Heights, Minnesota, suspects she might have unintentionally gotten a furry friend tipsy when she left some old pears outside for the squirrels to eat last week.

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“The old pears I left out for the squirrels had apparently fermented. Whoops!” she captioned a YouTube video of one squirrel behaving strangely, stumbling and tipping after munching on the treats.

The clip, posted Saturday, quickly went viral, drawing more than 57,000 views by early Wednesday.

Morlok told KMSP that she hadn’t meant to get the squirrel drunk and removed the pears from her yard when she realized what was happening.

“He came to the feeder the next morning and was fine,” she added in the description of the YouTube video.

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