Article by Sophie Tanno, Daily Mail
A curious mouse in Canada was caught chopping on cannabis leaves before being found passed out on its back ‘high’.
Colin Sullivan, from New Brunswick, Canada where cannabis is legal, said he found the rodent pinching leaves from his plants for two days in a row last week.
Four images show the inquisitive mouse nibbling at both the stem of the plant leaves before the substance took effect.
Photos captured shortly after show the rodent lying in the middle of a heap of leaves, completely comatose.
Colin decided to put the animal in a cage where he started him on a ’12 step programme’ to keep it away from the plants long enough to get it back on its feet.
Six days later the mouse was released back into the wild.
Colin posted about the discovery on Facebook last Tuesday, writing: ‘For two days in a row I’ve caught this little pothead taking leaves off of my plant and eating them until he passes out.
‘He’s missing an ear so it may be self medication for his PTSD but I still think it’s time for an intervention.
‘I’ll let him sleep this one off but when he wakes up he’s getting a real stern talking to.’
Two days later, Colin posted an update on the mouse situation – alongside the mouse in a perspex cage.
He wrote: ‘So it’s been a couple of rough days for our little baked buddy here and despite a belly ache and a wicked bad case of the munchies I think he’ll make a full recovery.
‘He’s been weaned to one medium leaf per day and seems to be adjusting well.
‘One day at a time my friend, one day at a time.’
Three days later, following the stint in ‘rehab’, Colin shared the news that the mouse was ready to be released outside.
Adding loads of puns, he wrote: ‘On The Rodent To Redemption.
‘After a long and desperate battle with addiction this little mouse has grinded up his struggle, picked out the seeds and stems and is ready to roll out.
‘Weed all benefit from joining together to help the smoke clear in any addict’s life.