Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next opium fix

Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for chittorgarh fort history their next opium fix.

The parrots perch in wait while farm workers slit open flower pods to help the morphine-rich crop ripen.

The birds then swoop down in silence to chew on the stalk below the pods, which holds the plants’ potent payload. 

Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next heroin fix. The parrots perch in wait farm workers slit open flower pods to help the crop ripen and  swoop down  to feed on the morphine-rich stalks (stock image)

Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next heroin fix.

The parrots perch in wait farm workers slit open flower pods to help the crop ripen and swoop down to feed on the morphine-rich stalks (stock image)

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