By Luke Miller
Thrill Seeking Dolphins Get High Chewing A Pufferfish (Video)
Turns out getting high is not just a human obsession! For the very first time, dolphins have been observed getting high on a chemical released by puffer fish. Pufferfish release a defensive chemical when threatened, which in small doses causes a narcotic effect in dolphins. The footage was taken for BBC docuseries, “Spy in the Pod.” The film shows dolphins passing around a pufferfish between each other before entering a trance-like state.
Zoologist Rob Pilley, who worked as a producer on the series, told the Sunday Times: “This was a case of young dolphins purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating. After chewing the puffer gently and passing it around, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection. It reminded us of that craze a few years ago when people started licking toads to get a buzz, especially the way they hung there in a daze afterwards. It was the most extraordinary thing to see.”
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