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Drunken birds smash into glass office building
Associated Press


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Dozens of birds got drunk from eating holly
berries,
then crashed into the glass of an office building and died.

   "It was like an Alfred Hitchcock movie," worker Denise Wilkinson
said.
"It was spooky. You could hear them where they flew into the glass."

   Warm weather and an ample supply of berries attracted hundreds of
cedar
waxwings into the enclosed courtyard of the three-story building
Tuesday.

   The birds began getting drunk on the fermented berries. They got so
loopy that some were falling off branches and others were slamming into
the
glass walls that enclose the courtyard, said Burgess Mills, the
building's
owner.

   About half of the 100 birds that slammed into the building died,
workers
said.

   Groundskeepers have tried to help the birds by putting tape on
windows
or nets over the holly trees to keep them from eating the berries, Mills
said.

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