Poppy producers and government officials say the marsupials are getting “high as a kite”

By People Staff
Updated August 02, 2011 07:30 PM

Crop circles always come with an air of mystery, but patterns made in Australian poppy fields might have the weirdest origins of all: wallabies.

According to government officials in Tasmania, wallabies have been hopping through the region’s opium poppy fields and consuming the crops, putting them in an altered state.

“We have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles,” said attorney general Lara Giddings, according to the BBC. “Then they crash. We see crop circles in the poppy industry from wallabies that are high.”

While the poppy industry hasn’t confirmed that the crop circles are made by wallabies, several producers have observed strange behavior from animals in the fields.

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