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Beale deals with latest drinking problems - blitzed birds : Local News : Memphis Commercial Appeal

The mayhem just a block or two off Beale Street turned out to be another case of public drunkenness.


There was lots of odd behavior and thrashing about. Some paid the ultimate price for their intoxication.

But instead of barflies, these were birds -- cedar waxwings, to be exact -- and they got tipsy from eating fermented berries before crashing into buildings in the Peabody Place area.