Sometimes a carrot or two just isn't enough to, you know, take the edge off. But one hopped-up rabbit's less-than-legal alternative actually ended up turning him into an unwitting crime fighter.
Last week, the big-eared pet, named Pinpon, helped lead authorities to an abandoned house containing marijuana plants in the village of Huaura, Peru. As multiple local news outlets are reporting, however, his actions weren't so pure.
Turns out, the illicit pot-grow operation was only discovered because Pinpon was helping himself to the supply.
According to the rabbit's young owner, Pinpon had escaped from home repeatedly - only to arrive back later in suspiciously higher spirits.
"My rabbit was on the other side of my house, at an abandoned place, and after he returned more playful," she told Panamaricana. Her curiosity piqued, she decided to follow Pinpon the next time he escaped. And sure enough, he just couldn't help himself.
"He went back later and I found him eating a plant," she said.
At first, Pinpon's owner thought it might be a rare plant native to the region, so she told her family about it. After somebody ventured over to check it out, they discovered it was actually weed.
That's when the cops were called.
Apparently, the rabbit was none too pleased to have his secret stash uncovered. He is said to have run away briefly after the bust, but has since decided to return home.
Still, the whole odd tale has had one last effect; it's made him a local celebrity of sorts, giving rise to 'lazy stoner rabbit' memes like this one:
"I cannot stand seeing the house dirty... now let me get up to turn off the light."
Jokes aside - we hope little Pinpon will go on to live a happy drug-free life, sticking to the less potent greens bunnies like him are suppose to enjoy.