Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Call of the Wild

Indian forest guards control wayward leopards by baiting traps with cell phones programmed to play ringtones of a mooing cow or a bleating goat. Because the ringtones are played for up to 2 hours, Popular Science says it is not presently known whether the leopards approach the trap because they are fooled or simply want to stop the phone from ringing.


Blogger Islandnbaltimore said...

Curiosity kills a cat

6/06/2007 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger careygage said...

In northern New Jersey, the "wildlife management" problem is black bears wandering around in heavily wooded and equally heavily populated suburbs. Bears are trapped and transported elsewhere, the traps being baited with donuts.

That caused one cruel wag to ask whether the traps were intended to catch cops.

6/07/2007 03:34:00 AM  

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