'Unusually frisky' deer blow lid on marijuana plantation
Italian mountaintop cervine dopefest
Italian police busted two would-be marijuana cultivators after "unusually frisky" deer alerted the authorities as to the presence of their mountaintop dope plantation, UPI reports.
Locals in Trento began telling tales of the abnormally high-spirited animals, while forest rangers began to wonder why the normally shy and straight-laced cervine population was letting it all hang out by day and "making great leaps on the mountainside".
Rangers duly made their way to the top of the suspect mountain, and discovered "some plant pots and shredded marijuana". The pair responsible for the high-altitude high facility - a factory worker and a university student in their 20s - were cuffed when they ascended the peak on a harvesting mission.
Despite the seemingly damning nature of the prosecution's case, defence lawyers say the charges may yet be dropped since the deer had eaten most of the evidence. Reports that some Trento residents were awoken from their beds at 2am by pothead Bambis demanding bowls of Rice Krispies are unconfirmed. ®
RE: Getting high...
All of that data you reference is concerning non native populations, where as with native populations there is the theory that through generations in the same place native populations learn what is good to eat and what is not.
> Animals know whats okay and not okay to eat, ...
No they don't. Which old wife did you get that gem from?
"Plant poisoning has plagued humans and animals throughout history, especially in North America where many immigrants and their animals were poisoned by unfamiliar plants." "In 1978, a study on the economic impact of poisonous plants on the range livestock industry in 17 western states [of North America] estimated that the problem cost the industry $107 million annually."
In: A Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America, A. P. Knight and R. G. Walter (Eds.) (2002)