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Cat snuggles with rescued 'drunk' birds

"They were like snugglin' with my cat," McDowell said. "They were like snugglin' with my cat," McDowell said.
One of the rescued birds perched on the back of McDowell's cat. One of the rescued birds perched on the back of McDowell's cat.
They have been working to nurse them back to health and flying again. They have been working to nurse them back to health and flying again.
McDowell said she saw about 50 dead birds and a flock of them flying as if they were drunk. McDowell said she saw about 50 dead birds and a flock of them flying as if they were drunk.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some cedar wax wing birds are alive and getting some loving care thanks to someone who rescued them.

Alese McDowell and her daughter Chanel found the birds in the street and near some trees in Albany about a week earlier.

They were around Westover Blvd. by an old Piggly Wiggly. One had been hit by a car.

McDowell said she saw about 50 dead birds and a flock of them flying as if they were drunk.

She also said the birds were known to gorge themselves on berries that grow in the area during springtime, causing the behavior.

So the pair took them in. McDowell made a specialized food and protein drink in an effort to nurse them back to health and flying again.

Since then, the birds have been flying in and around their home.

"They had to get the berries out of their system," McDowell said. That's why they were only able to fly last night, ya know. But they act like they can't fly that far. But they are really sweet. They are good with my animals, like my cat. They were like snugglin' with my cat. It was really crazy we got tons of pictures.

Alese said she will set the birds, named Miley, Mohawk, and Mirico free once they are strong enough.

There was no word, however, how the cat felt about the birds' upcoming departure.

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