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Tasmanian Wallabies high on poppy responsible for crop circles
Posted: 25 June 2009 05:43 AM   [ Ignore ]
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WALLABIES are hopping into Tasmania’s opium poppy fields and getting high.
The revelation has also solved what some growers say has spurred a campfire legend about mysterious crop circles which appear in the state’s poppy paddocks. In true X-Files style, Attorney-General Lara Giddings said yesterday the drugged-up wallabies had been found hopping around in circles squashing the poppies, creating the formations.

The wallabies are increasingly entering the fields and eating the poppy heads.

That causes them to get high and run around in turns creating “crop circles”.

“The one interesting bit that I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy industry was that we have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles,” Ms Giddings told a Budget Estimates hearing.

“Then they crash.  We see crop circles in the poppy industry from wallabies that are high.”

Tasmanian Alkaloids field operations manager Rick Rockliff said wildlife and livestock which ate the poppies were known to “act weird”—including deer in the state’s highlands and sheep.

“There have been many stories about sheep that have eaten some of the poppies after harvesting and they all walk around in circles,” Mr Rockliff said.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 06:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I laughed when I saw the headline for this story on local news websites - “Stoned Wallabies Cause Crop Circles”.  Mainly because my first thought was that they were referring to these Wallabies.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 07:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I can definitely see your point…

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Posted: 27 April 2011 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This is just laughable. I would like to see the crop circles that these wallabies are responsible for creating. I suppose they are geometrically perfect, which to me would suggest that there would obviously have to be another explanation. But it seems that people are so desperate to debunk crop circles, that they will accept any explanation that is not other worldly or mystical in nature, however unlikely it may be.
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Posted: 27 April 2011 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I would think we would be seeing a lot more bizarre, asymmetrical designs if it was stoned wallabies creating them.

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