A number seagulls have been found drunk on beaches across the South West of England.



The birds had to be treated at local RSPCA centres after appearing to binge on waste products which contained alcohol.

RSCPA officer Jo Daniel said: ''We think they're gaining access to some brewing waste products somewhere ... the birds absolutely stink of alcohol when we collect them so now our vans smell like pubs!''

David Cooper - who is a vet at the animal welfare charity - said the seagulls appeared ''disoriented'' and ''confused''.

He added: ''We took some video of one of the birds who is staggering around and losing his balance just like a person would if they'd had too much to drink.''