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Drunk Squirrel Caused Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Damage to a Bar

The squirrel has been banned from the bar.

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A drunk squirrel managed to cause hundreds of dollars of damage to a bar in England. According to the Telegraph, an employee of the Honeybourne Railway Club initially thought the bar had been robbed when he came in on Sunday night until he saw an "animal staggering around."

The place was "absolutely ransacked," notes the employee. Somehow, the rodent managed to turn the handle on a barrel of beer, which emptied it onto the floor. The employee tells the Independent, "He must have flung himself on the handle and drank some as he was staggering around all over the place and moving a bit slowly." He adds, I've never seen a drunk squirrel before. He looked a bit worse for wear."

The employee and two customers spent an hour trying to corner the squirrel before they caught it and took it outside. But that was only after it managed to cause £300 ($486 USD) worth of damage. Needless to say, the squirrel has been barred from the bar for the "foreseeable future." Though to be fair, being banned from a bar is probably better than being the primary suspect in a massive nut theft.