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5 Animals Addicted To Drugs

We did a little research and discovered that humans are not the only members of the animal kingdom who think life sucks.


High but not dry: Dolphins filmed chewing toxic puffer fish 'to enjoy narcotic-like effects'

The footage features in TV series Dolphins: Spy in the Pod The series uses several cameras disguised as sea creatures to film dolphins The mammals were filmed in a trance-like state after eating puffer fish By Alex Ward PUBLISHED: 07:20 EST, 29 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:21 EST, 29 December 2013 Dolphins have been filmed for the first time chewing on toxic puffer fish, which when digested in small doses can have a 'narcotic-like effect'.

It's a dog of a way to get high but Queensland pooches are lapping up hallucinogenic sweat from cane toads

Vets warn that some dogs are so desperate for a fix they deliberately hunt down the amphibians to stimulate the excretion of the deadly poison, then lick their prey. Like all addicts, the pooches are risking their lives for their cheap thrill.

Tiny tree shrew can drink you under the table

The Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew could drink the most annoying drunken fratboys under the table. A new study found that the tiny animal subsists on a diet roughly equivalent to 100 percent beer, drinking up the fermented nectar of the flower buds of the bertam palm plant.

'Stoned wallabies make crop circles'

Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around "as high as a kite", a government official has said. Lara Giddings, the attorney general for the island state of Tasmania, said the kangaroo-like marsupials were getting into poppy fields grown for medicine.

How catnip gets cats high

They seem to be enjoying themselves, don't they?