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Rats! Look who's getting tipsy in India

Rats are gnawing at beer cans and making holes in caps of whisky bottles stored in police storehouses in Bihar and apparently getting drunk.

patna Updated: Jun 20, 2007 17:04 IST

Rats are gnawing at beer cans and making holes in caps of whisky bottles stored in police storehouses in Bihar and apparently getting drunk, authorities said on Wednesday.

The rodents' love for liquor has the police department in the state stumped as it tries to store hundreds of bottles seized from illegal sellers from across the state in Patna, said Kundan Krishnan, a senior officer.

"We are fed up with these drunk rats and cannot explain why they have suddenly turned to consumption of alcohol," he said.

The problem costs revenue as the seized liquor is usually sold through auctions, he said.

Rats were also attacking people near the police buildings, nibbling at their toes, although it was not clear if they were under the influence, officials and witnesses said.