Dolphins May Use Pufferfish To Get High

It’s probably not true, but some think that footage from a new documentary captures a pod of dolphins using pufferfish venom to get high.

The BBC will be airing a cool new underwater documentary on Thursday called Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, where carefully disguised cameras were used to film the daily lives of everyone’s favorite marine mammals. But the most interesting detail seems to have been leaked on Sunday: during the documentary, some of the dolphins reportedly used a pufferfish to get stoned.

“Even the brightest humans have succumbed to the lure of drugs and, it seems, dolphins are no different,” said The Sunday Times. The article goes on to describe how the team got footage of dolphins gently harassing a pufferfish, which led to the dolphins entering “a trance-like state after apparently getting “high” on the toxin.”

Read more at Discover Magazine.

3 Comments on "Dolphins May Use Pufferfish To Get High"

  1. Puff, puff give.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Dec 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm |

    All sorts of animals get high.

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