Obiter Dicta: A horse, an owl and a hen party

by WardBlawg on February 6, 2011

When I was a law student at the University of Glasgow, the professor who taught delict used to present a rather humerous slideshow during a five minute break in the middle of some lectures. As I believe comic relief is important with blogging, blawgging and life itself, I thought it would be pertinent to bring to your attention a couple of interesting stories I found from my adventures to some of the criminal blawgs of the United States.

A horse

From the South Carolina Criminal Defense Blog comes a delightfully short blog post:-

In Texas, they arrest people for driving under the influence while on a horse. In Montana, horses are your friend and will take you home after you’ve had too much to drink:

Perusing the YouTube comments, two particularly funny observations should be made. First, it has to be wondered, in terms of protecting against personal injury, if you’re going to ride a horse after you’ve been drinking, a helmet would be a good idea. And second, if the horse knows where to stop to pick him up, the man has been to that bar way too many times.

An owl

Again written by Bobby G. Frederick on the South Carolina Criminal Defense Blog, another humorous blog post appeared the following day:-

German police took a brown owl into custody on Tuesday, alleging that the owl had had too much to drink.

The Brown Owl didn’t appear to be injured and officers quickly concluded that it had had one too many. One of its eyelids was drooping, adding to the general impression of inebriation.

“It wasn’t staggering around and we didn’t breathalyze it but there were two little bottles of Schapps in the immediate vicinity,” said Otruba.

“We took it to a local bird expert who has treated alcoholized birds before and she has been giving it lots of water.”

It is wondered if this was all caused by a hen party…

Drunk Owl

Drunk Owl



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