Police raiding a marijuana farm in western Canada were astonished to find bears apparently guarding it.
However initial alarm wore off when officers realised the 10 or so bears did not behave aggressively and were in fact docile and tame due to being stoned off their chops.
The ringleader, an old hippy bear who gave his name as Yogi was requesting a pickernick basket, as he had "the munchies something bad", according to one officer.
The second in command at the dope farm, a small brown bear, known to the authorities as Boo-Boo, copped a plea bargain to save himself from prison, as he told arresting officers that he was "fed up with Yogis constant pilfering of packed sandwiches and strings of sausages from innocent pickernickers, as well as his unwavering insistence that he was smarter than the average Ursus horribilis"
This claim was also deemed erroneous by another of the bears, who gave his name as Hair-Bear.