The drunk squirrel was initially caught swaying on camera by Katy Morlok of Minnesota, who had put out an old pear from her fridge outside for local wildlife to eat. She saw one of the squirrels, who she called ‘Lil Red’, take a pear up a tree.
“It kind of dawned on me: ‘Oh no, those pears were so old, I bet they fermented,’” Morlok told local station Fox 9.
The wide-eyed tipsy squirrel can be seen slowly swaying backwards like any drunk mate you might see after one too many.
While some were concerned for the little guy, it turns out animals accidentally getting drunk is actually a relatively common occurence.
@i124nk8, who posted the video on Twitter, jokingly broke the situation down for us: “There are two types of squirrel: Some solve complicated puzzle assault courses for a nut, Others just get s***-faced.”