Mother nature creates her share of wonders, and animals are not ones to shy away from her offerings. Since life has been sprouting out of the ground, magic mushrooms and other natural psychedelics have found themselves in the bellies of some of our animal friends.
Whether they’ve stumbled upon it by accident, or have sought it out intentionally, it might be safe to say that our earth counterparts like to get a little silly and insightful sometimes, just like us.
Whether your perception of a bear is ferocious and dangerous, or cute and cuddly (either way, please don’t go approaching a bear), this bear cub eating an Amanita Muscaria and having a special experience is undeniable (mind the added effects).
Known to chew on Yage root, otherwise known as Ayahuasca, these feline creatures aren’t shy of a deeper journey. For ages, Jaguars have been held in high esteem in the domain of Shamans who have also used psilocybin, ayahuasca and other psychedelics as means of exploration and ritual. Perhaps it’s through the connection of the Yage root, where Indigenous cultures in the Amazon have come to see the Jaguar as an ally, guardian and presence that dispels darks forces and invites transformation.
Cat-nip, the scooby snack for your in-house kitten, need we say more?
Ah, sweet antlered shroom heads. With how this species tends to eat all sorts of things on the ground, magic mushrooms are on the list. And what about this holiday theory of ‘flying’ reindeer, where did it come from? It’s said in Nordic culture, magic mushrooms (Amanita Muscaria specifically) were an enduring symbol of the festive period, and were involved in the tradition of gifting during the winter solstice.
If you’ve found yourself deep enough in a reddit thread, it’s probably not news to you that dolphins can play some pretty wicked games with other animals. One horrific but recreational activity is to get high off of pufferfish. Pufferfish, when afraid, emit a toxin that seems to get the dolphins stoned. In this video, as you see the pod passing the pufferfish back and forth, you’ll notice that the dolphins begin to get sillier and more playful as they go, eventually ascending to the water’s surface with one another.