So apparently there's a party in Northern California that none of us have been invited to. Word on the street says coyotes near Highway 1 in the town of Bolinas, California are attacking cars. Now reports have labeled these attacks as out of the ordinary, not just because coyotes are attacking cars, but because of their strange behavior. The coyotes have been seen standing in the middle of the road, casting mad stink-eye at motorists until they are forced to stop, and then sniffing and snarling at the cars before retreating back to the woods.
Now, what makes this a party you may ask. Well, rabies has been ruled out as the cause of these wily coyotes and scientists are now pointing fingers at, get this, MAGIC MUSHROOMS! The animals are supposedly searching for and eating wild mushrooms near the highway. These mushrooms are causing hallucinations for the coyotes, leading to the car attacks. Realistically, for all we know, they may think they're attacking dragons so who are we to judge? Anyway, no one has been injured yet, but avoid any animals who try to stare you down on the highway in California, or probably anywhere for that matter.
Unfortunately, extensive YouTube searching could not turn up a video of these coyotes, but here is a video of a dog eating similar mushrooms
. You can also check out the full report on these incidents from the Pacific Sun
. And just a closing thought, don't feed animals drugs, I'm pretty sure it's animal cruelty.