Wallabies Get High in Poppy Fields

Cheech and Chong have nothing on Tasmania's animals. The Times of London reports that in Tasmania, the world's largest producer of legally grown opium for the pharmaceutical market, the beasts of the field like the strong stuff. During a Wednesday parliamentary committee meeting the Tasmanian Attorney-General said that "we have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting high as a kite and going around in circles." She added, "Then they crash. We see crop circles in the poppy industry from wallabies that are high.” While her office played down the comments as a joke she was making to colleagues, farmers in Tasmania have reported the odd instance of wild deer "acting strangely" in the fields, or of sheep sent to graze on the scrubble as following each other around in large circles.