Bears In Russia Are Addicted To Jet Fuel, Sniff It To Get High And Pass Out

Bears In Russia Are Addicted To Jet Fuel, Sniff It To Get High And Pass Out
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

These brown bears in Russia’s far east have developed a habit of sniffing discarded barrels formerly filled with aviation fuel until they pass out.

The containers were left in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve and the nearby creatures picked on their strong smell of kerosene and gasoline.

The animals love this smell so much that they have begun deeply inhaling the fumes for minutes at a time before digging shallow holes for themselves to lie in once they’ve achieved their desired state.

These bears are suspected to be of the largest brown bears in the world, weighing 1,200 pounds. The fuel is used to power generators and helicopters used by nature reserve workers.

Photos were taken by Igor Shpilenok, 52, who spent seven months documenting this specific community of bears.

Igor said that some of the bears have become so addicted to these barrels that they stalk deporting helicopters, waiting for them to take off and leave drops of fuel into the hard soil for them to sniff.

Sean Levinson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

More In World

World Emily Arata

The First Divorce Selfie Happened, And The World Is Now A Worse Place

Just when we thought no one was going to have a nicer divorce than Gwyneth Paltrow, Keith Hinson and Michelle Knight gave them a run for their money. The Florida residents posted a “divorce selfie,” which came after three years of marriage. The caption reads, We are officially un-married. Here’s to the most friendly, respectful, […]

World Sean Levinson

Couples Who Smoke Together, Stay Together: New Research Links Weed To Happier Marriages

The healing powers of marijuana go beyond treatments for headaches and other chronic pain, according to a new study that suggests the drug is correlated to happier marriages. Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers first enlisted 634 couples during the mid-to late-1990s as they applied for marriage licenses in New York, the Washington Post […]

Also On Elite

Envision

The Story Behind The Ice Bucket Challenge Spreading ALS Awareness Around The World

For once, there’s a viral trend that doesn’t involve self-harm or something gross! The latest Internet trend actually results in positivity and sheds light on an important cause. It’s called the Ice Bucket Challenge and everyone’s doing it. The challenge has been able to raise awareness about ALS disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which affects the […]

Humor

Coworkers Make Parody Of ‘Office Space’ Scene When Dealing With Broken Printer (Video)

If you spent your Saturday afternoon in the early 2000s watching Comedy Central, then you’ve probably seen “Office Space” approximately 174 times. During that time, I was an unemployed teenager with zero appreciation for the soul-crushing nature of corporate culture. Regardless, something about Mike Judge’s brand of humor (and the pounding beats of the Geto […]