Monday, March 02, 2009

This Seems Like a Great Idea

Recently eaten: baked potato
Recent annoyance: oh, forget it

I am sure that there is science behind taping magnets to a crocodile's head. However, the quote "Hey, we might as well give it a try" really doesn't help their case. Also, does this work on people?

Using magnets to repel crocodiles (via YahooNews)
Florida wildlife managers have launched an experiment to see if they can keep crocodiles from returning to residential neighborhoods by temporarily taping magnets to their heads to disrupt their "homing" ability.

Researchers at Mexico's Crocodile Museum in Chiapas reported in a biology newsletter they had some success with the method, using it to permanently relocate 20 of the reptiles since 2004.

"We said, 'Hey, we might as well give this a try," Lindsey Hord, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's crocodile response coordinator, said on Tuesday.

"Hey, take this magnet off of my head!"
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