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Crop Circles Blamed On Stoned Wallabies

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Crop Circles Blamed On Stoned Wallabies

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The mystery of crop circles in poppy fields in Australia's southern island state of Tasmania has been solved. Local media report that stoned wallabies are eating the poppy heads and hopping around in circles. Tasmania is the world's largest producer of legally grown opium for the pharmaceutical market.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

In Australia, crop circles have been showing up in poppy fields. The poppy is legal, grown to make painkillers, and the mystery of the crop circles was solved in a report to parliament on security for the crops: stoned wallabies. The wallabies, which are like miniature kangaroos, are breaking in to poppy farms, munching on the flowers, then hopping around in circles - as one official testified, high as kites.

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