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Wolf urine, lion's roar keep deer away from roads, train tracks in Hokkaido

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Do Hokkaido deer now the meaning of a Lion's roar? Have they been to Afrika?

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How do they get the wolf's urine i wonder

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FINALLY, a way to use up that 12 pack of wolf's urine that's been cluttering up the garage!

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@Amidalism As for how they get the wolf urine...well that just baffles me. Do they milk them like cows or have them potty trained? Regardless, not the type of job that I would want to have.

I suspect that milking the wolves like cows would produce something other than urine, but I wouldn't like the job either. Problem solved, however. Amazon sells it...

http://www.amazon.com/Deerbusters-Wolf-Urine-Lure-32-oz/dp/B0006IGZSM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The reviews are worth a read, too.

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Now, people foaming at the mouth at the thought of getting their jollies from killing a creature that poses no threat to them - there's stupidity.

No-one's foaming, Cleo, and they pose a threat to motorists (and vice versa, of course).

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Stupidity has nothing to do with it.

You clearly have not spent much (any) time around deer, just as you clearly don't comprehend how a well-regulated hunting season is vital to the overall deer population. But, I was already well aware of this from your blatantly ignorant posts in other articles involving hunting.

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Whether they recognize the roar as a lion's or not, I'm sure they realize that it is that of a predator''s. As for how they get the wolf urine...well that just baffles me. Do they milk them like cows or have them potty trained? Regardless, not the type of job that I would want to have.

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@Amidalism If they never heard a lion, how do they know it is a predator? If there are still wolfs or Bears in Hokkaido those "roars" would be more logical.

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Lion's roars, wolf urine to save the deer....sounds like a Game of thrones plot...LOL

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@Dennis Bauer I would assume that the fact that the lions roar is loud and similar to that of other animals such as a bear as you stated. I'm sure if you heard the roar of a large beast that you didn't know what it was in your vicinity you would at least be on alert.

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Dennis: maybe the scent is still hardwired in the deer's brain to avoid it.

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Hokkaido Railway Co earlier this year erected equipment that broadcasts the roar of lions in an effort to keep the timid animals away from its tracks, a spokesman said.

People vastly underestimate how stupid deer are. This animal is dumb enough to stare blankly into the headlights of an approaching car and await their own demise. You really think they're intelligent enough to distinguish between a lion's roar and the noise of a car?

Thank God for hunting season, or else auto insurance claims would quintuple in Michigan. Speaking of which,

He added there were 2,581 incidents involving deer last year, a figure that had doubled in less than a decade.

An expanded hunting season would be a marvelous solution to this problem.

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People vastly underestimate how stupid deer are. This animal is dumb enough to stare blankly into the headlights of an approaching car and await their own demise.

The headlights blind them and render them unable to move. Stupidity has nothing to do with it. Now, people foaming at the mouth at the thought of getting their jollies from killing a creature that poses no threat to them - there's stupidity.

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Well said bfg4987.

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madagascar 4 filming in hokkaido? :D

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wolf urine! how do you collect it and that too in such quantities sufficient enough to cover the whole of a railway track! and that too imported! I think importing real wolves and keeping them under safe custody may be more effective. if the deer fears the urine it will fear the wolf more.

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