Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

Usually the rest of that saying is “catch a tiger by the toe“. But how would you go about catching a Leopard? Try your cell phone.

Forest guards in western India are using cell phones with ringtones of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing to attract leopards that have wandered into human settlements […]

“The moos of a cow, bleating of a goat from the phone has proved effective to trap leopards,” said D. Vasani, a senior forest official in Gujarat. “This trick works.”

Vasani said forest guards have downloaded the sounds of over a dozen animals as ringtones on their mobiles which they attach to speakers and fix behind a cage.

They then play the ringtone continuously for up to two hours until the curious leopard appears and moves into the cage looking for its easy meal.

This makes me wonder: who’s the guy who keeps pressing redial? Or how embarrassing would it be to forget to silence that phone and get a call during a movie? Get it? Moo-vie? Never mind.

And did you know that the act of a goat making noise is called ‘bleating’? I didn’t.

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