In Russia, at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, there are several junkie bears!!
And we don't mean bears who like to dig through junk piles or something.
We mean addicts!!
These bears are addicted to sniffing fuel fumes from discarded aircraft fuel barrels.
The reserve is home to over 700 brown bears, but only a few are druggies.
A man took photos of the bears while living with them for seven months.
Helicopters would take reserve workers in and out of the 225,000 hectare area and he saw bears wait for the choppers to take off then sniff the fuel that'd drip onto the ground.
"In another case a helicopter brought a few barrels of gasoline. Workers of the nature reserve didn't take them in time and a female bear named Suzemka - who is apparently fasciated by the smell of fuel - used the opportunity. She seems to be one of the addicts."
That's so crazy that bears can be drug addicts.
We wonder if there's a way they can intervene, because there's no way this is healthy for the bears!
Stop killing your brain cells, bears!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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