in

Wacky tube man could keep dingoes from killing cattle in Australia, study finds

Wacky tube man could keep dingoes from killing cattle in Australia, as the 13-foot tall inflatables scared off nine out of 10 dogs in a recent study
Dingoes are a major problem for Australia's sheep industry, slaughtering thousands of animals and causing up to $60 million in damages annually. Researchers believe the unpredictable movements of inflatable tube men could be an effective and nonlethal deterrent
Dingoes are a major problem for Australia’s sheep industry, slaughtering thousands of animals and causing up to $60 million in damages annually. Researchers believe the unpredictable movements of inflatable tube men could be an effective and nonlethal deterrent

Nine of the twelves dingoes ran away after laying eyes on the tube man, compared with only one that bolted after hearing the sound of gunshots. Over three days, 'Fred' scared away the dogs 75 percent of the time
Nine of the twelves dingoes ran away after laying eyes on the tube man, compared with only one that bolted after hearing the sound of gunshots. Over three days, ‘Fred’ scared away the dogs 75 percent of the time

Though dingos are a major nuisance they serve an evolutionary purpose, keeping the numbers of prey animals in check. Farmers have tried nonlethal approaches before but the dogs quickly adapt
Though dingos are a major nuisance they serve an evolutionary purpose, keeping the numbers of prey animals in check. Farmers have tried nonlethal approaches before but the dogs quickly adapt

Written by Daily Mail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rapper Offset livestreams himself being detained by cops in Beverly Hills  

Coronavirus has cost more than 2.5 million years of potential human life in the US