Video footage of a bear acting intoxicated after eating too much of a type of honey with psychoactive properties was shared online, showing the bear in possible distress sitting in the back of a truck in Turkey.
The Turkish news outlet dokuz8haber shared a clip of the bear wobbling and swaying while appearing disoriented while sitting safely in the back of a truck while some tried to watch over it.
🐻 Obur ayının sonu veteriner kliniği oldu— dokuz8haber (@dokuz8haber) August 10, 2022
🍯 Düzce'nin Yığılca ilçesinde acı bal üretimi yapan arıcıların kovanlarındaki balı yiyen ayı bayıldı. Orman İşletme Müdürlüğü ekiplerince alınan ayı kamyonetin kasasına konulurken, sarhoş halleri gülümsetti. Ayının tedavisi sürüyor. pic.twitter.com/hoChzjdRMo
The bear is thought to have consumed a type of honey in Turkey called "deli bal" which comes from beehives in an area of Turkey called Düzce, which is located in the northwest of the country along the Black Sea. In English, the type of honey is called "mad honey,"
As Newsweek reported, the Turkish outlet dokuz8haber reported that officials in Turkey were able to pick up the bear and put it in the back of their truck.
When the bear passed out, it was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.
Düzce’de bitkin halde bulunan yavru boz ayımızın sağlık durumu iyi, ekiplerimiz tedavisine devam ediyor. @milliparklar— T.C. Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı (@TCTarim) August 11, 2022
Balın dozunu kaçıran sevimli “kızımıza” bir isim verelim, adıyla yaşasın😊 💬 pic.twitter.com/dZsI2FcsIw
The Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said the bear was named "Balkiz" and was later determined to be in "good health" and would be released back into the wild as soon as it was ready.