10 August 2011, JellyBean @ 6:22 am

Crop circles have always intrigued us. We have long debated whether their origins are man-made or extraterrestrial or something other.

Now we have the answer! At least according to Lara Giddings, the attorney general for the island state of Tasmania.

According to Giddings, wallabies that are stoned on Opium cause crop circles!

This from the Huffington Post:

Some people believe space aliens are responsible for those bizarre patterns found in farmland known as crop circles. Others are now saying the culprits are actually spaced-out critters.

Australia grows 50 percent of the world’s legal opium, and you might be a bit shocked to learn what it does to the local wildlife.

Wallabies have been eating the crops and essentially getting “high as a kite,” according to an Australian official who talked to the BBC. The marsupials are eating the poppies that grow on the plants, which are used to make painkillers like morphine.

But what they do next is even more bizarre.

The hopped-up creatures often walk around in the fields, creating crop circles that initially confused farmers, The Global Post reported. It’s not just the wallabies having a good time inflicting damage on the medical crops — sheep have also been seen tramping on the crops, The Post reported.

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