A Pod of Dolphins Attack a Puffer Fish, The Strangest Thing Happens Next

In footage released by BBC, a pod of dolphins is filmed attacking a puffer fish. But as we soon find out, it’s not so much to eat it as it is to get it to secrete its nerve toxin.

While the toxin is normally deadly, the dolphins have found that chewing on the puffer fish makes it release just enough to get high. They even pass the puffer fish around to other dolphins.

Zoologist Rob Pilley says, “They began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.”

This gives new meaning to the phrase, “Puff, puff, pass.”

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time they’ve been caught getting high off puffer fish.