Friday, November 16, 2012

"They were like any other drunk - aggressive and unreasonable but much, much bigger"

That's got to be the Quote Of The Week from Metro UK, which reports:

Fifty wild elephants went on a drunken rampage after downing 18 containers of mahua, a powerful alcoholic brew, in India.

The trunk and disorderly mammals ransacked a shop, three houses and ruined crops in the eastern village of Dumurkota, India.

Police say the gang of over-the-limit tuskers downed more than 500 litres [about 132 US gallons] of  moonshine alcohol, managing to drink the place dry in a matter of minutes.

The unruly mob demolished dozens of houses in their desperate hunt for more booze after hoovering up the hard stuff in record time.

Local police officer Asish Samanat said the drunken elephants were more 'aggressive' than usual after their mammoth drinking session.

'They were like any other drunk - aggressive and unreasonable but much, much bigger.'

There's more at the link.

An Indian report about the incident quoted the police as adding that "They will more than likely have a dragon of a hangover tomorrow".  No s***, Sherlock!  Elephants' size and weight may serve to moderate the effect of alcohol, but an average of over 2½ gallons of moonshine apiece is enough for even them to tie one on in spectacular fashion!



dave said...

The real question is "who thought it was a good idea to get elephants drunk in the first place?"

Anonymous said...

"The trunk and disorderly mammals ransacked a shop..."

"Fess up, Peter: you put that line in there, didn't you.


BobG said...

So, they're saying that elephants are mean drunks?

TheAxe said...

If they came across the massive underwood, would they write lonely letters begging ex's to come back?

Old NFO said...

LOL, NOT something I'd want to see!

MSgt B said...

That reminds me. I've got some great plans for this weekend.

trailbee said...

What! No video?