The birds! The birds! Our pepper trees are full of berries, and this means that the local bird population is going ballistic eating the berries. They are everywhere as they eat them off the trees and also off of the ground.
Pepper trees are not originally part of the Florida flora and fauna. They are actually from Brazil, but they are all over the state. They grow super fast. The city cuts them down constantly in the canal behind our house, but a few months later, they are back. Which I have to admit, I’m okay with because they give us extra privacy. Of course, you have to be careful not to touch the trees because it can often give you a rash.
Any way, back to the birds. After chowing down on the berries for days, they get drunk and a little crazy, and even brazen. They fly away when I bring my dogs out, but as soon as our backs are turned, they are back eating more berries, sometimes just a few feet away from us.
I am not sure if the birds have a hangover after their berry binge.