It’s the time of year when a number of Dublin’s loved flying rats go into full-on party mode.
That’s thanks to the pear trees located in Marino in the north of the city that are starting to drop their ripe and juicy fruit.
The pigeons from Dublin 3 get their fill of the delicious fruit on an annual basis.
However, as Dublin Live reports, mature pears fall to the ground, they start to ferment. And the eager birds end up having somewhat of a fiesta on the intoxicatingly sweet treats.
The Marino residents Facebook page is warning people to be on the lookout for the tanked up birds as they overindulge on the ripe fruit.
The poor pigeons get so poleaxed that they pass out on the footpaths. The post states: “Fruit is beginning to fall from Marino pear trees. For some, this is a nuisance, but pigeons are happy.”
“As the fruit matures and fallen fruit ferments, pigeons have partied through the season and have been seen staggering around. One pigeon was found two years ago in an unconscious state and when brought to a local vet by a concerned passerby, was diagnosed as intoxicated, and recovered after sleeping it off!”
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