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Stuffed Tigers Are Deployed to Protect Bhutan's Crops


Offbeat  (tags: farmers, crop protection, bhutan, toy tigers, unusual )

Simone
- 2712 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Farmers in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are adopting a novel approach in the age-old battle to keep wildlife off their crops. They are using stuffed tigers to replace scarecrows, according to Kuensel, the country's main newspaper.



   

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Carol H (229)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 11:09 am
noted, thanks Simone
 

Constance F (418)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 12:48 pm
Excellent, if it keeps people from harming animals that do come onto their farms.
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 3:53 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Vicynthia T (57)
Friday April 22, 2011, 3:55 am
It's much better than using pesticides. A good choice.
 

Cindy C (125)
Friday April 22, 2011, 12:53 pm
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ARTICLE
 

Dana W (9)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 1:30 pm
I'm glad to know the stuffed tigers are toys and not real tigers that used to be alive, but I don't see how this works. I assume most of the animals eating crops would be deterred by the smell of the predator, not the look.
 

Tj H (14)
Friday April 29, 2011, 7:51 pm
I can only echo what Dana said above - happy their only stuffed toys ....
I guess a spray of actual tiger Urine would take care of the scent issue, very good point Dana - Nice story Simone thx.
 

Susan S (187)
Friday May 6, 2011, 10:33 pm
Tiger scarecrows! I wonder what the tigers think of them (rivals for territory?). It is a unique solution.
 
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