As if liquor store owners don’t already deal with enough riff raff, now they need to worry about possums, too.
According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, a possum broke into Cash’s Liquor Store in Fort Walton Beach, Fla and helped itself to an entire bottle of bourbon on Black Friday. A store employee discovered the possum right after it apparently binged on the booze.
“A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it,” says wildlife health technician Michelle Pettis. “Assuming the opossum drank it all, he brought her to us, and we looked over her and she definitely wasn’t fully acting normal.”
The critter seemed extra disoriented and pale. She was also salivating more than normal, which, to be fair, sounds about right for knocking out an entire bottle of bourbon.
The staff at the wildlife refuge gave her plenty of fluids and helped her sober up. They then released her a few days later, apparently sans hangover.
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Store owner Cash Moore says the possum came in from the rafters, knocked the bottler over and “drank the whole damn bottle.” But honestly, anybody who dealt with Thanksgiving followed by Black Friday shopping can’t blame her.
Offering a bit of humor, Moore says the juvenile female possum was 21 years old as far as he knew. Then he managed to plug his chain of liquor stores. “It just goes to show that even the animals are impressed with Cash’s,” he said.