Japanese trains could soon bark, snort to scare deer off tracks

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Date: January 17th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

trainsJapanese train researchers have developed new technology they hope will scare animals, specifically deer, away from railroad tracks.

The system will mimic barking sounds from dogs and snorting sounds from deer to prevent train-animal collisions on the tracks.

Testing from researchers at Tokyo’s Railway Technical Research Institute suggests it may be successful.

Its use in early trials correlated with a 45-percent reduction in deer sightings from the train every 100 kilometers, The Asahi Shimbun reported.  More

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