Russian Bears Are Hooked On Sniffing Jet Fuel Until They Pass Out

Russia's bears, no longer able to resist the sweet temptation of jet fuel, have a drug problem. The bears living on the Kronotsky Nature Reserve have taken to huffing jet fuel out of old barrels until they pass out

The adorable, 550kg junkies will even go so far as to actively stalk helicopters for their fix, scavenging for and sucking up any excess fuel as it leaks onto the soil.

And this isn't our large, furry friend's first foray into the world of vice -- Ukranian bears already have a reputation for going a little too heavy on the sauce. While an intervention is clearly in order, it might even help to stop leaving barrels full of discarded jet fuel around nature reserves. But we're just tossing out ideas here.

So, Russian bears, remember: you're not bad bears. You've just made some bad decisions. Stay tough -- don't huff. [The Fix via Reddit]

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