10 High As The Sky Animals Having A Hell Of A Good Time With Natural Opiates!


If you think that recreational use of drugs is just for humans you're gravely mistaken, dear friends. It appears that animals, too, have their own strange ways to relieve the stress of the day by using drugs and getting high.

1. The Datura love of horses.


Datura is a plant that grows almost everywhere and which changes the state of consciousness. The addicts of this plant are horses. In fact, datura for horses is what nicotine is for us. It's highly addictive and kills the animals slowly in a couple of years. It is also one of the rare green plants that can grow under hard winter conditions. The horses eat this plant for its nutritional value and they become addicts over time. It causes weight loss and behavioral disorders in long-term consumption.

2. The Mouflon is chasing the lichen.


The mouflons, mainly living in Canada, have a hell of a good time with a lichen which is indigenous to North America. These plants growing naturally on the rocks but do not have nutritional value and the places they're found are very dangerous when their opiate effects are considered. However, the mouflons dare to take these risks and go out for the lichens on rocky areas. Good news, this dangerous plant is rare and thus, few animals suffer the negative effects.

3. Reindeers loving mushrooms.


The history of the reindeer eating the hallucinogenic mushroom, called amanita muscaria, is quite interesting. Since these mushrooms cannot be metabolized by the body if someone drinks the pee of someone who ate this mushroom he would also experience the powerful effect of the mushroom. In old times, the shamans who discovered that these mushrooms, which are poisonous for the human's, didn't harm reindeer began to drink the urine of the reindeer to get as high as the reindeer. However, the story doesn't end here. The reindeer also discovered that they could get high by drinking human urine. Thus, a brotherhood of pee was formed between men and reindeer. Although reindeer continue to eat mushrooms, the brotherhood is not strong as in the past...

4. Bees drinking away their children's daily bread.


Bees like alcohol. Moreover, since their nervous system is very similar to humans, they are used as subjects in many studies. Some facts found during these studies are quite interesting. Scientists found that bees that drink alcohol flew less, entered into social relations less, and were more prone to violence. But where does their love for alcohol come from? It appears that bees are attracted to fermented food for an unknown reason. However, like in our society, in bee society drunks are also unwelcome. Since they are expected to be hardworking and protective, the queen punishes the drunk bees by expelling them from the hive.

5. Would the jaguar miss a trick? He spills the catnip.

Banisteriopsis caapi is a plant found in the South American forest. This plant is to jaguars what catnip is to cats. jaguars that want to get high and to transcend to the other universe gnaw the roots of the plant and start to see hallucinations. Moreover, jaguars feeding on the caapi root is very common around the world; the sensual heightening effect of the plant is the reason for these big cats' appetite.

6. The capuchin monkeys questioning life.


The capuchin monkeys of the South America and the lemurs of Madagascar have found a way to occupy themselves. However, their way of getting high is different from other animals we've seen so far. They use another animal to do the job, not plants. Let us explain: Some species of millipedes secrete some kind of poisonous mixture when they sense a threat and the monkeys eating these millipedes get high with this fluid. In fact, this fluid, with cyanide in its content, is very dangerous for our close relatives, the capuchin monkeys. It sometimes kills them. But yet they're so not afraid of this possibility that it's very common among capuchins to get high eating millipedes...

7. The opium addict kangaroos.


The farmers of the Tasmania Island of Australia have a great problem: the kangaroos. Rumor has it that the farmers growing opium in the region are fed up with the kangaroos entering their field and eating their crop. The kangaroos, that become addicted to the opium, grown in the region for medicinal purposes, start to run in circles and then faint, according to BBC.

8. Dolphins in search for the puffer fish.


Marine biologist, Lisa Steiner, encountered a strange event while she was observing the rough-toothed dolphins in 1995. The dolphins were purposedly getting near the inflated puffer fish. It was a strange behavior when you considered that the puffer fish produce one of the most poisonous and deadly chemicals, tetrodotoxin. Thus, Steiner, in her paper published the same year, claimed that dolphins did this to get high.

9. A cat saying give me my green.


Catnip, a species of mint, is a plant that cats prefer much for the heady nepetalactone compound it contains. This plant, which creates anxiety and hyperactivity, or sometimes sleepiness when eaten or smoked, is preferred by cats such as lions, leopards, cougars, and lynxes. Fortunately, catnip does not cause permanent harm to animals and its effects generally die off in fifteen minutes.

10. Elephants getting high with marula.


Elephants prefer the marula tree for getting high. Elephants were first recorded eating the fallen and fermented fruits of this tree in 1839, and they seemed more experienced than other animals. The yellow fruit of this tree, which is in the same family as the mango and which grows all over Africa, is generally used for making jams, wine, beer, and liquor. We're drinking, why not them, eh?

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