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Cocaine bear, meet cannabis raccoon and McFlurry skunk

By Emily Anthes

20 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

From time-to-time, our furry friends can get their paws on some strange items — which they absolutely must eat. The NYT reports on such events, highlighting the slightly darker side.

(Science Times)

In September 1985, authorities discovered the body of Andrew Thornton, a drug smuggler, in a Tennessee backyard. He had a bag full of cocaine, a failed parachute and the key to a small airplane, which turned up at a crash site about 60 miles away.

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