Australian Grass Got Kangaroos So High on DMT They Couldn’t Walk Straight

Emma Betuel, writing for Inverse:

Viral videos of distressed kangaroos bouncing around erratically have stirred up concern and sympathy across the internet. Despite claims that these kangaroos look “drunk,” it might be more accurate to say that these kangaroos are high. They’ve been eating DMT-laced grass for days, and if earlier research on what the plant does to sheep holds true for kangaroos, it’s also causing a slew of other weird and potentially fatal effects.

At first glance this headline might sound funny or even cute, but one look at the video embedded in the article will show you how horrifyingly disorienting and potentially dangerous this is for the kangaroos.