June 5, 2007

How to catch a leopard with your cell phone

Posted in Animals, Biology, Fun, Humor, India, Life, Nature, Technology at 8:26 am by deadlikeme

leopardphone.jpgForest guards in Ahmedabad (western India) use their cell phones to catch leopards that have wandered into human settlements.

Instead of using live bait to lure the leopards, the guards have downloaded the sounds of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing as ringtones onto their cell phones. Using speakers behind cages they play the ringtone continuously until a curious leopard appears and wanders into the cage.

Since its introduction a month ago this new trapping method has worked on five leopards. They have all been released back into the wild.

Reuters

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