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Day: May 5, 2009

Stopping Poachers with Fake Animals

Stopping Poachers with Fake Animals

The US Forest Service is collaborating with states on a unique way to stop poachers.  They set up robotic animal look alikes which lure people. They set a trap involving the robots.  Then they hide nearby.  When someone attempts to shoot the fake animals, they arrest them. In some states, shooting at a decay carries the same penalties as shooting at a real animals.. Robotic animals are made to look like the real deal.  They can cost anywhere from $500…

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