Japanese City Installs Crimson-Eyed Robotic Wolf to Scare Off Bears


Monster Wolf

A city in Japan has put in a number of terrifying robotic wolves that may transfer and provides off blood-curdling howls in an try to stop bear assaults, The Guardian reports.

The city of Takikawa bought two of the “Monster Wolf” robots after bears have been noticed within the surrounding neighborhoods in September, in accordance with the newspaper.

There’s been a rise in bear sightings in rural areas within the nation, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK News. Dozens of assaults, two of which have been deadly, prompted officers to put in the 2 fake wolves.

Howling Scarecrow

The robots characteristic 4 “legs,” a fur-coated physique, and glowing crimson eyes. Their movement detectors can alert them of any bears close by, triggering one among 60 totally different sounds. The robotic maker behind the wolves has bought 70 items of them already in nearly two years, The Guardian stories.

In 2018, farms close to Kisarazu Metropolis in Japan also installed “Tremendous Monster Wolf” robots in an try to cease animals from consuming crops.

“I hope it can assist create an atmosphere the place individuals and bears can coexist,” Yuji Ota, president of the robotic maker, advised NHK final month.

READ MORE: Japanese town deploys Monster Wolf robots to deter bears [The Guardian]

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