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Who is oiling the Desert???

These tortoise-killing ravens are so smart, scientists must use drones to stop them

By LOUIS SAHAGUN
JUN 09, 2019 | 3:00 AM
| BARSTOW, CALIF.




Biologists use drone warfare against tortoise-killing ravens in the Mojave Desert.

The sun was rising over the Mojave Desert as crews prepared to demonstrate a devastating new weapon in the war among man, bird and reptile.
Standing on a windswept plain, a group of government and utility officials locked their eyes on a drone as it hovered beside a twisted Joshua tree. As the buzzing contraption drew closer to a nest of twigs and furniture stuffing, a controller’s voice cut through the cool morning air.

“Five, four, three, two, one — fire!”

Instantly, the quadcopter squirted streams of silicone oil into the unoccupied raven’s nest, thoroughly coating a clutch of simulated eggs.

While the attack may have lacked the shock and awe of a Hellfire missile strike, it would have proved lethal to actual raven eggs. The layering of oil would have prevented oxygen from permeating the shells, slowly suffocating the embryos within.

These tortoise-killing ravens are so smart, scientists must use drones to stop them
 

Bro_Gill

Well-Known Member
These tortoise-killing ravens are so smart, scientists must use drones to stop them

By LOUIS SAHAGUN
JUN 09, 2019 | 3:00 AM
| BARSTOW, CALIF.




Biologists use drone warfare against tortoise-killing ravens in the Mojave Desert.

The sun was rising over the Mojave Desert as crews prepared to demonstrate a devastating new weapon in the war among man, bird and reptile.
Standing on a windswept plain, a group of government and utility officials locked their eyes on a drone as it hovered beside a twisted Joshua tree. As the buzzing contraption drew closer to a nest of twigs and furniture stuffing, a controller’s voice cut through the cool morning air.

“Five, four, three, two, one — fire!”

Instantly, the quadcopter squirted streams of silicone oil into the unoccupied raven’s nest, thoroughly coating a clutch of simulated eggs.

While the attack may have lacked the shock and awe of a Hellfire missile strike, it would have proved lethal to actual raven eggs. The layering of oil would have prevented oxygen from permeating the shells, slowly suffocating the embryos within.

These tortoise-killing ravens are so smart, scientists must use drones to stop them
Sounds somewhat cruel and unusual, doesn't it? Wonder what the actual law suit by the greenies will say?
 

jon coleman

Well-Known Member
dosent matter what greenies say, as long as they( lawyers) can rack up billable hours, question , how long before oil is replaced w- that nasty capsaicin oil and sprayed on tea party demonstrators???
 
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