Check Out These Animals Who Like To Get High Even More Than People Do

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Nature and Travel On 21st December 2017

Humans are not the only ones who like to get high in order to escape reality. Believe it or not, animals do it too. A large number of them purposely seek out some form of intoxication, and they have been doing it for a lot longer than we have.

We have all seen videos of cats freaking out while on catnip. It is nothing more than harmless fun, and they look super funny when they are on it. But, that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here is our list of the most interesting animals who are trying to escape their reality with a little recreational fun.

I bet you would never have thought that elephants love getting drunk. African elephants will look for fermenting fruits from the Marula tree. It seems to make them drunk. There is even a liquor named after the fruit, called Amarula, and there is a photo of an elephant on the label.

Indian elephants have been known to raid stocks of homemade beer and other alcohol storages across the country. What is bad about the Indian elephants is that they are angry drunks and will go on rampages trampling fields and even uprooting electricity poles and trees. They have even been known to kill people while in a drunken rage.

Eastern European reindeer forage for psychoactive mushrooms and will fight each other over them. After they eat these mushrooms, they will prance around like princesses in a Disney movie. Sightings are very common.

The mushrooms are poisonous to humans, so the natives will feed the mushrooms to the reindeer. Then, they will collect their urine so they can drink it. This might explain how Santa's reindeer are able to fly.

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