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There's Something Disturbing About This Picture, And It's Not The Needles

There's an epidemic sweeping North America and it's claiming thousands of lives.

The fentanyl crisis seems to grow every single day, whether it's through accidental overdoses or intentionally using this fatal drug.

Fentanyl is a synthetic drug 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine. It's been laced into other street drugs which is causing too many unnecessary deaths, especially among teenagers.

A sad image was posted by Superintendent Michelle Davey of the Vancouver Police Department in Canada, and it's gaining attention all over the continent.

The image Davey posted shows how it's not just humans being affected by this drug epidemic.

That's right. A bird is using discarded needles as a nest, and it's heart-breaking.

In Vancouver alone there have been 126 overdose deaths this year, and almost 1,000 in British Columbia.

Thought Supt. Davey admits there's no way to prove that someone else didn't plant those eggs there, it's still a gut-wrenching image showing the true gravity of the situation.

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