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Post by eddie on Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:32 pm

The Daily Mail reported that some birds have even trained themselves not to squawk when descending on the fields, swooping in and out like silent ninjas.

Poppy farmers in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India have reportedly run into some trouble while cultivating this season's crops. In addition to inconsistent rainfall putting a damper on things, flocks of persistent parrots — presumed to be addicted to opium — are rampaging through the poppy farms, sometimes making 40 visits a day to get their fix.

"One poppy flower gives around 20 to 25 grams of opium. But a large group of parrots feed on these plants around 30 to 40 times a day," one poppy cultivator in the Neemuch district of central India told Indian news site NDTV.com. "This affects the produce. These opium-addicted parrots are wreaking havoc."

According to NDTV, bird raids have become a daily menace in the poppy fields, and farmers claim to be sustaining significant crop losses thanks to these poppy-seeking parrots. Some birds have been filmed tearing into unripe poppy pods (where opium-rich milk resides), while others use their beaks and claws to snip off the plants at their stalks and fly away with entire intact pods.

https://www.livescience.com/64908-parrots-poppy-farm-india.html

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:35 pm

Very interesting! Scientists have noticed that a lot of the smartest animals have developed some way of getting intoxicated. I wonder if this is another sign of parrot intelligence? I believe the so-called smartest animal ever was a parrot.

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Post by Maddog on Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:01 am

I wonder what parrot tastes like? Opium-Addicted Parrots Are Terrorizing Poppy Farms in India 3755771736 Opium-Addicted Parrots Are Terrorizing Poppy Farms in India 3922118137

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Post by nicko on Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:43 am

Shit , I tried one once !
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Post by eddie on Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:26 pm

nicko wrote:Shit , I tried one once !

Doesn’t it taste a bit like chicken?

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Post by Victorismyhero on Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:52 pm

whats the penalty for flying under the influence?

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Post by eddie on Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:54 pm

Lord Foul wrote:whats the penalty for flying under the influence?

Don’t know...but what a way to travel!

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Post by nicko on Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:10 am

Eddie, it did taste a bit like Chicken, but every time I stuck my Fork in, it said "whose a pretty boy then"!
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Post by eddie on Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 pm

nicko wrote:Eddie, it did taste a bit like Chicken, but every time I stuck my Fork in,  it said "whose a pretty boy then"!

What a dickhead! Razz

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Post by Victorismyhero on Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:58 pm

nicko...was it dead....aka a polygon ?

ok I know hat, coat >>>>>>>>

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Post by eddie on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 pm

Lord Foul wrote:nicko...was it dead....aka a polygon ?

ok I know   hat, coat >>>>>>>>

Yeah....you need to leave.... Rolling Eyes

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