Back in November I wrote 5 Amazing Facts About Pufferfish.
Well, the Pufferfish continues to amaze us, and I should have made it SIX amazing facts.
Apparently, young dolphins have been observed purposefully and carefully chewing Pufferfish to get high.
Yes, just like the behavior of certain young humans.
What? Don't they know that the Pufferfish releases a deadly toxin that can be fatal?
The behavior was captured by filmmakers during the creation of a BBC One documentary series. According to Rob Pilley, a zoologist who worked as a producer for the series...
This was a case of young dolphins purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating. After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.Who would have thunk it?
The original story can be found at Puff, puff, pass: Young dolphins deliberately chew puffer fish to get high with each other.
And here is a video of those naughty young dolphins getting high...
What do you think?
Is this the most amazing Pufferfish story of the week, or what?