The paper, published this month in the scientific journal PLoS One, studied bats in Belize that regularly eat fermented fruit and nectar with a high alcohol content.
Biologists expected the bats would be too inebriated to fly or use their built-in "sonar," but were surprised by the findings.
None of the bats showed any trouble manoeuvring through an obstacle course — even with blood-alcohol levels that far exceeded the legal limit for humans.
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