Elephants Text Message Rangers To Warn Villages Of Their Impending Doom
The huge bull elephant had a long history of raiding villagers' crops during the harvest, sometimes wiping out six months of income at a time. But this time a mobile phone card inserted in his collar sent rangers a text message. Lesowapir, an armed guard and a driver arrived in a jeep bristling with spotlights to frighten Kimani back into the Ol Pejeta conservancy.
Not a bad idea. The texting comes as a result of having to kill several other elephants as a result of their crop-destroying behaviors. Kimani is the last of a group of six regular raiders, and has already been deterred 15 times by his texting. Now if I could just rig up something similar for my girlfriends when they venture too close to the house unexpected....
UPDATE: F*** it, I'm going with shock collars.
Kenya's elephants send text messages to rangers [yahoonews]
Thanks to Romeo and Jason, who have both put on shock collars and taken turns running across an invisible fence.