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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Are your ducks stoned?

I'm not so sure about some of ours, they just might be...

Cannabis fed to ducks by French farmer for 'deworming'

Duck (file photo)A French farmer has been given a one-month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros (£428) for feeding his ducks marijuana to rid them of worms.

Police arrested Michel Rouyer after they discovered 12 cannabis plants and about 5kg (11lb) of the drug during a visit to his home after a theft.
Mr Rouyer said there was "no better worming substance" for ducks and that his flock was in excellent health.
A police spokesman said it was the first time they had heard such a claim.
Mr Rouyer, who lives in the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien on France's Atlantic coast, did also admit to smoking some of the marijuana.
Source: BBC News.
I think I'll start following a few of the more wacky ducks around to see just what they're nibbling on... :-)
 

2 comments:

Dedene said...

Maybe you can get high off of worms? Funny article.

The Wits said...

Not so sure about that Dedene, I'll leave the worm tasting to our critters.