A Florida opossum recovered after drinking too many sips of bourbon while celebrating Thanksgiving.
Cash & # 39; s Liquor Store employees at Fort Walton Beach went back to work the day after Thanksgiving and discovered something strange: a possum next to a broken and empty bottle of bourbon.
Owner Cash Moore told the Northwest Florida Daily News that this was the first time he experienced an opossum badault on his business.
"She came from the outside and was on the rafters, and when she came out, she threw a bottle of liquor off the shelf," Moore told the Northwest Florida Daily. "When he threw himself on the ground, he drank the whole damn bottle."
Michelle Pettis, technician at the Costa Esmeralda Wildlife Refuge, said that the opossum, which was brought by a police officer, looked pale and disoriented and salivated excessively.
"A worker found the opossum on a shelf next to an open bottle of cracked liquor with nothing in it," Pettis told the newspaper. "Assuming the opossum would drink it all, he brought it to us, and we looked at it and definitely she was not acting quite normal."
The staff pumped the marsupial with fluids to remove the alcohol in their system. She became serious in a few days and was released on Thursday unharmed.  The opossum also seems to have escaped a terrible hangover, according to Pettis.
It is not yet clear how the animal came in cash. Pettis described the animal as "quite large".
The refugee center posted on its Facebook page Friday a photo of the tlacuache with the caption: "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave me: a drunken opossum in a box! This foxy possum and currently When she was dragged into a liquor store and discovered some joy from the parties, a police officer brought the animal to us for medical treatment and is expected to be released soon. "
The message received hundreds of reactions and actions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Katherine Lam is a last-minute digital news producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam