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One [species that uses hallucinogenic plants], appropriately for a Christmassy article, is the reindeer, which goes to great lengths to search out the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria) — the one with the white-spotted red cap that garden gnomes like to sit on. Eating the toadstool makes reindeer behave in a drunken fashion, running about aimlessly and making strange noises. Head-twitching is also common.
Fly agaric is found across the northern hemisphere and has long been used by mankind for its psychotropic properties. But its use can be dangerous because it also contains toxic substances. Reindeer seem to metabolise these toxic elements without harm, while the main psychoactive constituents remain unmetabolised and are excreted in the urine. Reindeer herders in Europe and Asia long ago learnt to collect the reindeer urine for use as a comparatively safe source of the hallucinogen.
An article about animals and drugs, including water buffalo on opium poppies, llamas on coca leaves, and insects:
Although there is also no evidence of invertebrates becoming intoxicated, the US army once tried to breed opiate-addicted insects as a search-and-destroy weapon against illegal opium plantations. The project was a complete failure.
Well this is pretty exciting. Neither modern humans nor Neanderthals, but a brand new species now dubbed Denisovans, and they co-existed—indeed, interbred—with us as recently as about 50,000 years ago, so this isn’t some millions-year-old pre-Homo species, but nearly one of us.