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Old 03-06-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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..to keep the deer away

'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials - BBC News

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The "Super Monster Wolf" is a 65cm-long, 50cm-tall robot animal covered with realistic-looking fur, featuring huge white fangs and flashing red eyes, Asahi Television reports.

It's been designed to keep wild boar away from rice and chestnut crops, and was deployed on a trial basis near Kisarazu City in Japan's eastern Chiba prefecture last July.

When it detects an approaching animal, its eyes light up and it starts to howl, Asahi TV says. Its manufacturers say the robot wolf uses solar-rechargeable batteries and has a range of howl noises so that animal threats don't get used to it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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We have had two owls to keep away the birds and crows. Now neither has eyes! Both owls had the eyes removed by attacking crows and other birds. We also have headless rubber snakes that we placed on our blueberry bushes to keep away the birds. Unfortunately hawks still like to rip off the heads!

It's probably only a matter of time until a Big Foot comes around and rips the head off the new garden guardian!
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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That would keep me away.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Shoot, I wouldn't mind having one to keep some of the younger neighborhood kids out of the yard. I bet that would make them sprint down the street! (Grinning my mean old lady grin here.)
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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Halloween decoration!
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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In time, the animals won't mind the Japanese electronic wolf. It is pretty terrible looking though.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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In time, the animals won't mind the Japanese electronic wolf. It is pretty terrible looking though.
Animals get accustomed to almost everything. If you set a cardboard box in a deer path the deer will detour around it the first day or two. Eventually they will get accustomed to it. In the old days, when people use to chain dogs outside; the deer knew exactly how long the chains were. I have watched deer graze down range at busy shooting ranges. Bullets were zipping feet over their heads and they never looked up; they became accustomed to the noise. If the deer are hungry and they sense no immediate danger; they will peacefully eat - regardless of their surroundings.

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Old 03-11-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Shoot, I wouldn't mind having one to keep some of the younger neighborhood kids out of the yard. I bet that would make them sprint down the street! (Grinning my mean old lady grin here.)
I'd look out the window and my little neighbor kids would be riding on the wolf's back. It wouldn't take them long to figure out how to fasten it to a dirt bike so they could roar around the neighborhood with it.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:45 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I do have to comment about the Japanese concept of realistic looking fur.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Greenville
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So, we've gone from scare crow to scare wolf. Hmm.
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