Drunk rats frustrate Indian police
This has got to be the best truncated quote of the day: ""We are fed up with these drunk rats..." said Kundan Krishnan, a senior police officer in Bihar to Reuters News.
No, he was not talking about criminals, but common rats, members of the genus Rattus, according to Wikipedia. And these rats are turning to booze, and it has officials stumped.
PATNA, India (Reuters) - Rats are gnawing at beer cans and making holes in caps of whisky bottles stored in police storehouses in eastern India and apparently getting drunk, authorities said on Wednesday.
The rodents' love for liquor has the police department in Bihar state stumped as it tries to store hundreds of bottles seized from illegal sellers from across the state in Patna, the state capital, 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.