A squirrel who found his way into the Honeybourne Railway Club — a members-only social club in Worcestershire, England — is believed to be the cause of £300 (approximately $466.50 USD) in damage to the bar.
Upon walking in and seeing that the club’s floor was covered in beer and broken glass, club secretary Sam Boulter first suspected a break-in. Then, Boulter saw a lone squirrel “staggering around” after emerging from a bag of chips.
“There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar's pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey's tap,” Boulter told the BBC. “He must have flung himself on the handle and drank some as he was staggering around all over the place and moving a bit slowly.”
Although it was his first time seeing a drunk squirrel, Boulter’s description is not very different from that of any human bar patron who might have had more than his fill. “He was sozzled and looked a bit worse for wear, shall we say.”
The secretary was kind enough to catch the squirrel in a small wastepaper basket and release him back into the fresh air to sober up.