Why Japanese farmers love these grisly robot wolves?

Mar 09, 2018, 6:34 AM EST
(Source: http://www.alamy.com)
(Source: http://www.alamy.com)

Crop losses at certain areas in Japan have dropped considerably, thanks to an innovative experiment that involved stationing grisly robot wolves on farmlands to fend off deer and wild boars away from rice and chestnut crops.

The 65cm-long, 50cm-tall, life-like “Super Monster Wolf” looks an imposing figure with sharp fangs and red eyes that lit up and scare away an approaching animal with varying howls, notes the BBC.

The success of the solar-powered robotic wolf in keeping wild animals at bay has prompted the makers to kickstart mass production next month, writes Futurism.