Farmers in Botswana are getting frustrated because their cows are being killed and feasted on by predators in the area, like lions and leopards. Thankfully, we humans know a thing or two about these animals — that they are ambush predators who love to sneak up on their prey and avoid being detected. With that in mind, scientists attempted to use this knowledge to give the cows a better chance of staying alive.
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It involves painting a pair of eyes on the cows’ rear ends.
Incredibly, none of the cows with the eyes were killed by predators.
Knowledge is power, indeed.
More details about this study over at Mental Floss.
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