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Far greater implications than elephants... [Jul. 19th, 2011|08:48 am]
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Beehives stop elephant crop raids in Kenya

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14106484

I was originally going to post this for imgeva -- neato, keeno hive design -- but hey, I'm already brainstorming how we could use this in other applications.

Like crowd control...

And since I have a vicious spider bite that's threatening to go bad in a...bad way...I think I'll replace my "this property protected by a greyhound" sign...which is akin to saying this property is protected by Bimbo the Clown -- only effective on a very small portion of the population...I'm going to post "this property harbors pissed-off bees, bloodthirsty mosquitos, eyeball-homing gnats, biting spiders, and a mockingbird that takes nest protection VERY seriously".

THAT should do it.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2011-07-19 12:58 pm (UTC)
This explains why there are no elephants in im_geva's front yard.
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2011-07-19 01:14 pm (UTC)
so elephants don't like/are afraid of bees? interesting

I don't mind most bees ... the ground bees/ground hornets are assholes of the insect world though ... innocently mowing grass and getting stung on the ankle ... or worse, having a swarm simply fly up to buzz your head
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2011-07-19 02:22 pm (UTC)
I wonder if beehives would keep deer away. They roam in packs in my neighborhood, I swear.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2011-07-19 06:15 pm (UTC)
Elephants are also proven (by Myth Busters, no less!) to be seriously anxious about mice. So you could have your pick of elephant deterrent. I'd choose bees, myself.

Hope that spider bite gets better soon.
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[User Picture]From: ginger_rose
2011-07-19 09:11 pm (UTC)
you know, that sounds like an excellent door sign for warding off solicitors. ;)
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