Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles in Tasmania

Tasmania produces about 40 percent of the world's medicinal opium poppies, under strict regulation.

Tasmania produces about half of the world's medicinal opium poppies, under strict regulation. But they can't keep the wallabies out.

My friend Anita, who lives in Canberra,  emailed me this story.  We traveled together in Tasmania in January of this year and saw these poppy fields, and we saw wallabies lounging in rutabaga fields, but we didn’t get to see this!

Stoned wallabies make crop circles
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:30pm EDT
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The mystery of crop circles in poppy fields in Australia’s southern island state of Tasmania has been solved — stoned wallabies are eating the poppy heads and hopping around in circles.
“We have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles,” the state’s top lawmaker Lara Giddings told local media on Thursday.
“Then they crash. We see crop circles in the poppy industry from wallabies that are high,” she said.
Many people believe crop circles that mysteriously appear in fields around the world are created by aliens.
Poppy producer Tasmanian Alkaloids said livestock which ate the poppies were known to “act weird” — including deer and sheep in the state’s highlands.
“There have been many stories about sheep that have eaten some of the poppies after harvesting and they all walk around in circles,” said field operations manager Rick Rockliff.
Australia produces about 50 percent of the world’s raw material for morphine and related opiates.

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7 responses to “Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles in Tasmania

  1. alwaysjan

    Oh dear. Now I’m wondering whether all of those crop circles that have generated so much speculation are the result of a) stoned animals b) stoned aliens or c) stoned farmers. It gives new meaning to, “I feel like I’m going in circles.”

  2. Hmmm Stoned Wallabies make havoc in poppy farms. I always thought there was something fishy about those aussies 🙂

    PS. I know why aussies go round in circles, it is because of the chains around their ankles. 🙂 Just kidding

  3. Doug

    hi there, where are any pictures of these crop circles that wallabies did?

  4. Hilarious! I love this story. Now I have some evidence for crop-circle alien conspiracy theorists in my life.

  5. Crop Circle Mystery Solved! 🙂

  6. These are amazing times for sure! I’ve decoded some of these more recent crop circles on my blog. Check it out at http://h20healer.com/blog these circles are amazing transmitters of information from beyond our planet. Some have single and others have multiple messages.

    The Tasmanian crop circles just seem to have one message “I’m stoned, mate….” Cathy

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