Drones are being used to bait and catch crocodiles in Australia #drone #droneday
Drones are making life a little less risky for crocodile hunters. Via DroneDJ:
Drones are being used in a new move by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science in Australia to bait and catch crocodiles causing problems. The drones are allowing wildlife officers to catch crocodiles in as little as 15 minutes effectively and humanely.
The drones are already proving to be useful for the wildlife officers, with a crocodile being caught within 15 minutes last August. Current methods can take up to two weeks for a good result. The drones have also proven to be safer for the crocodiles, with senior wildlife officer Dr. Matt Brien saying, “The noose caused the animals no abrasions or bruising” during the research program.
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