Sheep to Warn Shepherds of Wolves by Text Message

Sheep in Switzerland are to warn shepherds of wolf attacks by sending them a text message.

A special collar is being trialled which is worn by the sheep, the collar detects the sheep’s heartbeat which changes a significant amount during a wolf attack. The collar will then send out a repellant to scare the wolf off, whilst also sending a text message to the sheep’s owner.

A prototype collar is expected by autumn with testing planned for 2013.

(Via phys.org)

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