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Dolphins Seem to Use Toxic Pufferfish to Get High The dolphins’ expert, deliberate handling of the terrorized puffer fish implies that this is not their first time at the hallucinogenic rodeo A. Scientists were amazed at footage of the mammals apparently getting “high” with the help of a toxic puffer fish. In an extraordinary scene filmed for a new TV series, the dolphins are shown.

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We already know that just like humans, animals too get high and drunk once in a while with the vices nature has to offer them (of course they don't smoke marijuana like us, they've got their own secret ingredients). Intentionally getting high seems only to be the human affair, or is it?

According to Nature World News, more and more evidence is piling up that shows us that wild animals too like to get that buzz just like your backstreet guys. This also means that they have their own fair share of junkies.

The Pufferfish - The Dolphins Thang

This is one of the best examples of 'substance abuse' in nature. A team of scientists and videographers decided to pool their expertise and film over 900 hours of footage that included all the personal activities of dolphins off the coasts of Mozambique, Canada, Florida, South Carolina, Honduras, Costa Rica, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

The team was able to pull this thing off with the help of 9 realistic 'spy creatures' with remote control and hidden cameras.

It was one of those cameras that managed to film a gang of teenage dolphins getting buzzed. They were playing a game of passing the parcel, except, in this case, the parcel was a toxic Pufferfish. Each one would chew the puffer, and then gently pass it around.

Rob Pilley, a zoologist who was the producers on the series called the Dolphins: Spy in The Pod, said 'After chewing the puffer and gently passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly.

Otaku's adventure for mac. Hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.'

Since the release of the series, scientists have been discussing about this compelling example of intentional substance abuse in the natural world. This backs other theories that other animals too might be having their fair share of buzzing around the world.

You can watch the dolphin footage below.

Humans aren't the only creatures that suffer from substance abuse problems. Horses eat hallucinogenic weeds, elephants get drunk on overripe fruit and big horn sheep love narcotic lichen. Monkeys' attraction to sugar-rich and ethanol-containing fruit, in fact, may explain our own attraction to alcohol, some researchers think.

Dolphins Purposely 'getting High' On Pufferfish

Now, dolphins may join that list. Footage from a new BBC documentary series, 'Spy in the Pod,' reveals what appears to be dolphins getting high off of pufferfish. Pufferfish produce a potent defensive chemical, which they eject when threatened. In small enough doses, however, the toxin seems to induce 'a trance-like state' in dolphins that come into contact with it, the Daily News reports:

The dolphins were filmed gently playing with the puffer, passing it between each other for 20 to 30 minutes at a time, unlike the fish they had caught as prey which were swiftly torn apart.

Zoologist and series producer Rob Pilley said that it was the first time dolphins had been filmed behaving this way.

Dolphins Get High On Pufferfish

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At one point the dolphins are seen floating just underneath the water's surface, apparently mesmerised by their own reflections.

The dolphins' expert, deliberate handling of the terrorized puffer fish, Pilley told the Daily News, implies that this is not their first time at the hallucinogenic rodeo.

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Dolphin Getting High On Pufferfish

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