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Sometimes the sap ferments and you end up with drunk woodpeckers. This is not an accident, it seems. Researchers have determined a group of these birds in upstate New York have discovered a sap source which has fermented into a fairly strong alcohol and the birds have made it a daily stop.
The birds are observed flying crazily, bickering, harassing other birds, and falling asleep in odd positions after ingesting the sap.
But that's not the strange part.
In Mid-November the researchers tried the sap themselves, and found it "not pleasant"
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