After a half-century of tracking and luring in wild animals, a hunter here has developed a blinking light source designed to repel them and keep them from encroaching on farmland and residential areas.
“Animals fear it and run away. They are probably feeling that a ghost with six eyes is staring at them,” said the developer, Yasuhisa Endo, 70, a former construction company employee, who belongs to the Tendo hunting association and describes himself as a master bear hunter.
He is now verifying the effects of the light by testing it on a path near a residential area frequently traveled by wild animals.
The invention is based on Endo’s experiences with his pet and other animals. When he was walking his dog, he noticed that it was spooked by the safety lights installed at construction sites. He also found that other animals reacted the same.
Endo, who has built up his knowledge on wild animals through 50 years of hunting, believes the safety lights resemble a monstrous creature to animals. The assumption led him to hit upon the idea of developing a light source to keep wild animals out of farmland and residential areas.
In order to heighten its effects, he increased the number of LEDs in the device to six. In addition, he studied colors that repel animals.