Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Can't fool me!

Indian Mynah birds are a real pest, especially for our cafes with outdoor areas.

They're attracted by the dropped food and suger of course and it's far from hygienic with the mess they leave behind.

One of our cafes spent what I assume was a fair bit of money on buying several large, fierce-looking, fake but realistic owls.

They were put on a number of the tables and they frightened the mynahs away...for a few days. It didn't take them long to work out that the owls were fakes.

1 comment:

Grumpy Goat said...

A similar thing happened to me at the Crumbling Villa in Dubai. The scry, stary-eyed owl kept the pigeons away for a few days, until they worked out it was a fake.

Much more effective was when a local cat discovered she could get on to the roof by scaling an adjacent tree.