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.