Drunk bats eat junk food

"Alcohol content in ripe fruit can affect feeding behaviour.
Humans don't have the monopoly on drunken behaviour. New research shows that under-the-influence bats are more likely than their sober counterparts to eat junk food.
Knowing that fruit-eating bats frequently encounter fermenting fruits, Francisco Sánchez and his colleagues at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, decided to investigate what effects, if any, consumption of ethanol from fermentation had on feeding behaviour. (...)"

Today on: Nature.com

1 comment:

Octavio said...

That'd explain why they fly that way...