Get lost! State hopes to thwart crocodiles' homing instinct with magnets
BY DOUG PHILLIPS Sun-Sentinel
Originally published 05:18 p.m., February 23, 2009
Updated 05:18 p.m., February 23, 2009
Magnets taped to the heads of captured crocodiles could keep them from returning to South Florida neighborhoods where they're not wanted, state wildlife officials said Monday.
State biologists are studying the temporary use of magnets to disrupt the internal navigation of federally and state-protected American crocodiles, which have been spotted most often in neighborhoods of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
"Scientists in Mexico have reported success in using magnets to break the homing cycle," said Lindsey Hord, crocodile response coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "Read More"
Once again this further solidifies my theory that anything that's "Whack-a-do" has to originate in Florida. OK, Jim now duct tape these magnets to the side of Wally's head and besides what if the gators have little "Gator GPS" units.