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Militarizing Your Backyard With Python and AI

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the it-puts-the-squirrel-in-the-bucket dept.

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mikejuk writes "Kurt Grandis took some cutting edge and open source AI tools, Python, an Arduino and a SuperSoaker and built the (almost) perfect squirrel hosing machine. The project involved Open Computer Vision (OpenCV), an a SVM learning procedure that he trained to tell the difference between a squirrel and a non-squirrel. After 'perfecting' the classifier the hardware came next — a SuperSoaker Mark I was used as the 'water cannon.' A pair of servos were used to aim the gun and a third to pull the trigger."

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PITA Time? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461713)

Now watch PITA call animal cruelty on this dude.

Re:PITA Time? (5, Funny)

sideslash (1865434) | about 2 years ago | (#39461771)

No, no no. PITA is the kind of bread you wrap your roasted squirrel meat in. _PETA_ is what you're thinking of.

Re:PITA Time? (5, Funny)

jamstar7 (694492) | about 2 years ago | (#39461861)

The People for Eating Tasty Animals? Why would they have a problem with this? Squirrel, the other white meat...

Re:PITA Time? (2)

rthille (8526) | about 2 years ago | (#39462223)

Possum is "the other white meat". Squirrel is the other other white meat.

Re:PITA Time? (2)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461907)

thatsthejoke.jpg
  Pain In The A-er, posterior.

Re:PITA Time? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461815)

Nah, it's not cruelty, it's just an enema.

Re:PITA Time? (4, Interesting)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#39461821)

Now watch PITA call animal cruelty on this dude.

I don't know where this dude lives, but here in Washington state the Eastern Gray squirrel is an invasive non-native species, even though they're pretty much everywhere. They've largely displaced our native squirrel population. In most places you can kill them without problem - you're doing the local ecology a favor, after all - although it's always possible some wacko fringe element will protest the killing. I don't know about locales like Seattle, though; I wouldn't put it past them to have laws against killing animals considered "cute".

Anyway if this guy gets dinged, maybe he just needs to replace the Super Soaker with a .12 gauge...

Re:PITA Time? (5, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#39461841)

Anyway if this guy gets dinged, maybe he just needs to replace the Super Soaker with a .12 gauge...

And shoot the PETA people?

I approve of this message!

Re:PITA Time? (4, Informative)

hairyfeet (841228) | about 2 years ago | (#39462743)

You monster! What kind of man are you? Don't you care about the environment? Do you have ANY idea how long it takes one of those tofu eating tree huggers to degrade? Use a flame thrower powered by natural gas, its clean AND it gets rid of the bodies! Sheesh, kids these days, always with the guns when killing it with fire has been good enough for thousands of years.

Re:PITA Time? (2)

Opportunist (166417) | about 2 years ago | (#39465007)

I wonder whether I find it funny or frightening that this is at 5, informative...

Re:PITA Time? (1)

Krigl (1025293) | about 2 years ago | (#39465299)

Well, there's always a few nerds in training, who are still in the phase of just liking SF and OS Wars and need some easing into using your brain for creating superior weaponry, I blame it on forgetting John von Neumann's example.

What's worse, where's my Obligatory Xkcd Reference? Shotguns are nice, mind you, but I found them somewhat lacking in comparison with kilowatt laser [xkcd.com] .

Re:PITA Time? (4, Insightful)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 2 years ago | (#39461973)

You miss a vital question: Are grey squirrels cute? Hurting non-cute animals will cause little if any public outrage, but even causing a little inconvenience to the cute ones will summon an angry mob. People are stupid that way.

Re:PITA Time? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39463877)

They're cute until they start wrecking your garden, getting into your attic and chewing on wires, and all the other lovely tricks they have. They are actually interesting creatures that appear to have good problem solving skills. I saw a show (Nature?) where the researchers placed food in increasingly difficult places to reach, including spots where the squirrels would have to think steps ahead to reach it, and they always managed to reach it.

The ultimate 12 gauge (1)

Colin Smith (2679) | about 2 years ago | (#39462257)

Re:PITA Time? (1)

RussR42 (779993) | about 2 years ago | (#39462981)

I don't know where this dude lives

North Carolina, IIRC. Mentioned in the video right after the part where the squirrels get hosed down... didn't watch the rest.

Re:PITA Time? (2)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#39463107)

North Carolina, IIRC. Mentioned in the video right after the part where the squirrels get hosed down... didn't watch the rest.

Be careful dude! I realize people will, on occasion, accidentally read the linked articles here - but you're not supposed to admit it publicly!

Have you no shame?

Re:PITA Time? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39463953)

a .12 gauge ...

There is no decimal point. It is not a fraction of anything. Only bullets are measured by their approximate diameter in inches. The modern term might be '12 meter' because it means one gets 12 'bullets' from a pound of lead. This means each shell contains 41.25 grams of lead.

Re:PITA Time? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39464541)

When I was an undergrad at UMN, I used to sit outside and eat my lunch in the summers on Northrop mall. One summer, we had a particularly nasty yellowjacket season, and of course they swarmed the trash cans looking for bits of sandwiches and what not. I saw one of those fat grey mother fuckers go head down into a trash can, no doubt expecting to get his grey ass even fatter. ABout 10 seconds went by, then a high pitched screeching chattering, as if a gatling gun loaded with nails grazed a chalkboard. And I swear that bushy tailed acorn fucker shot six feet straight up out of that trash can. OMG. I pissed myself like Marie Osmond. Take that you rabies carrying buck toothed nut burglar.

The South Koreans have something similar (2)

Biff Stu (654099) | about 2 years ago | (#39461755)

...but I'm sure it costs a bit more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5YftEAbmMQ [youtube.com]

By the way, we saw it first in Aliens:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQDy-5IQvuU [youtube.com]

Much more appropriate. Gets rid of pirates too. (1)

fluffy99 (870997) | about 2 years ago | (#39462341)

This looks much more appropriate. Gets rid of pirates and fights neighborhood house fires. Wonder if I can get the insurance company to subsidize this or give me a discount on my rates. Although my rates might go up when it starts dousing the neighborhood children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFU6Kn5qrjw [youtube.com]

Re:The South Koreans have something similar (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39462737)

You have 30 second to comply

The first law of squirrels (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461807)

Squirrels are persistent.

If you have something they want, they will find a way to get it. If it takes you 3 weeks to build a cage to keep them out, they will search for 3 days until they find or make a hole in the cage. If you put the desired item on top of a slippery pole, they will jump from surrounding objects hundreds of times until they finally get there. If you cut down all the trees around the item, they will try going up the pole until they rub all the slippery stuff off. If you put the item on the moon, they will invent the rocket.

So I would advise against this escalation of the arms race against Rodentia. If we build electronic weapons to keep them away they will probably develop electronic countermeasures, and we don't want that.

Re:The first law of squirrels (5, Interesting)

CaptBubba (696284) | about 2 years ago | (#39461873)

I've had really good luck with a commercial "Squirrel Buster" tube bird feeder which has a spring-suspended cage around the entirety of the tube. They jump on and their fat ass pulls the cage down to where they cannot get the seed. They can see the seed, they can smell the seed, but they cannot eat the seed. They get so pissed off at that thing and it is wonderful.

Grackles however are an entirely different matter and I'd love to have this water gun setup for them. I imagine a large black bird would be pretty easy to target too.

Re:The first law of squirrels (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461993)

I've had really good luck with a commercial "Squirrel Buster" tube bird feeder

I've had reasonable success with a .22 caliber rifle.

Re:The first law of squirrels (1)

digitig (1056110) | about 2 years ago | (#39462425)

Not allowed here in the UK, but I've found judicious application of suitable poisons has proved effective.

Re:The first law of squirrels (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 2 years ago | (#39465381)

Allowed? Well, ya know, it's like with driving cars... you need a key to start it, not a license.

(just in case you wondered how to get a car analogy into this topic)

Re:The first law of squirrels (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39463189)

According to the product description on Amazon, this product can prevent Grackles too by adjusting the spring tension.

Re:The first law of squirrels (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39463971)

I've had really good luck with a commercial "Squirrel Buster" tube bird feeder which has a spring-suspended cage around the entirety of the tube. They jump on and their fat ass pulls the cage down to where they cannot get the seed. They can see the seed, they can smell the seed, but they cannot eat the seed. They get so pissed off at that thing and it is wonderful.

Grackles however are an entirely different matter and I'd love to have this water gun setup for them. I imagine a large black bird would be pretty easy to target too.

You don't understand - the squirrels simply handed the task over to the grackles. Seriously, just give up. You cannot beat the rest of the planet, and even if you do, you will actually have lost in ways that you cannot even comprehend.

Re:The first law of squirrels (1)

khallow (566160) | about 2 years ago | (#39464275)

you will actually have lost in ways that you cannot even comprehend.

And nobody will care about.

Re:The first law of squirrels (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 2 years ago | (#39462067)

Electrify the vertical part of the pole and keep the feeder away from branches.

Re:The first law of squirrels (0)

couchslug (175151) | about 2 years ago | (#39462815)

Warfarin bait mixed with peanut butter works a treat on rats and mice....

Re:The first law of squirrels (1)

RussR42 (779993) | about 2 years ago | (#39463013)

...that is until they crawl off and die in the wall... and I wouldn't use it outdoors due to collateral poisoning. And I don't really feel the need to do anything about the outdoor mice. Perhaps if you lived in a city or something you would.

Re:The first law of squirrels (2)

mikael (484) | about 2 years ago | (#39462859)

Sounds like squirrels are a cheaper alternative than postgrad students. The only problem is trying to express problems such as gene interactions and superconductor formula in terms of "find the shortest path to the nuts". Once that is solved, the nation has solved the problem of a shortage of STEM researchers.

Re:The first law of squirrels (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39463261)

According to the video in TFA, the squirrels eventually got used to getting sprayed and ignored the watergun.

Re:The first law of squirrels (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39464417)

Yes, it might not be advisable to piss off the squirrels.

On the other hand, I may be building a house in a neighborhood near a homeless shelter soon. Would it be possible to build a system that would track, target and deter the homeless?

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Before you try to reproduce this... (5, Informative)

jafo (11982) | about 2 years ago | (#39461881)

I saw his presentation at PyCon a few weeks ago. During Q&A I asked: "My experience with OpenCV has been that it's nearly impossible to use, poor documentation, documentation of a different version of the API, build issues with the libraries. Was I just on the wrong track, or is this a common experience?"

His answer was that it's true that it's very hard to get OpenCV working.

Also note that after a while the squirrels stopped being annoyed by the water gun and would just sit there while getting sprayed.

He did a very nice job of it though! I particularly like the part about using the bushy tail to tell a squirrel from a bird.

Re:Before you try to reproduce this... (3, Informative)

Animats (122034) | about 2 years ago | (#39461923)

His answer was that it's true that it's very hard to get OpenCV working.

It used to be quite bad, but the Willow Robotics people have taken it over, and now it's supposedly better.

Re:Before you try to reproduce this... (1)

jrobot (1239050) | about 2 years ago | (#39462293)

I haven't use the Python interface, but it's only an afternoon project to get the C examples building. Start off with something simple like creating a window loading and image (webcam/avi/jpg/etc). From there it's pretty minimal to run some operators Sobel, Laplace, Canny, etc.

Re:Before you try to reproduce this... (1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about 2 years ago | (#39463329)

I particularly like the part about using the bushy tail to tell a squirrel from a bird.

And I started laughing loudly when a slide mentioned "avoiding false positives on neighbor kids".

Re:Before you try to reproduce this... (1)

mysidia (191772) | about 2 years ago | (#39464045)

Also note that after a while the squirrels stopped being annoyed by the water gun and would just sit there while getting sprayed.

I bet it would be a different story if he started loading his SuperSoaker with pepper spray.

Careful... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461897)

This could bring a SWAT team. If you're black.

Re:Careful... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39463587)

Don't be ridiculous. This would also bring a SWAT team if you're Hispanic in the right (wrong?) part of the country.

Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (4, Interesting)

garyebickford (222422) | about 2 years ago | (#39461945)

Add a little ammonia or cat pee, or methyl mercaptan to the water, or maybe some kind of stuff that gets sticky as it dries, to keep the squirrel occupied for a while. Also, since he's mainly interested in keeping them off the feeder, he could mount the gun next to the feeder and fire it remotely, hitting the squirrel at close range with significantly more force and wetness.

I had a friend long ago who had trouble with dogs chasing his bicycle on his regular route to work. By adding a very small percentage of ammonia into a squirt gun, he found that if he squirted the dog right in the face, the dogs weren't hurt, but were stopped instantly in their tracks, and went off to occupy themselves with rubbing their noses and eyes with their front paws. It only took about three trials to stop any dog from bike and car chasing. Lemon juice might work as well. (Plain water did not work.)

If I were more devilish I might suggest nitrogen tri-iodide in the water. I'm not sure that it would work unless in high concentrations, but it might be amusing once it dries on the squirrel - and/or on the roof of the feeder. The experimentalist in me wants to know - purely for the knowledge to be gained, of course!

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (2)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 2 years ago | (#39462003)

There was an incident in the UK with a patchy-magenta squirrel that briefly became a local celebrity. No-one was ever able to prove the cause, but the most likely explanation is that it was searching in bins and had an encounted with a discarded laser printer cartridge.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39462141)

"Add a little ammonia or cat pee, or methyl mercaptan to the water, or maybe some kind of stuff that gets sticky as it dries, to keep the squirrel occupied for a while."

Except that it would get all over the feeder and potentially discourage the birds.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (1)

jd2112 (1535857) | about 2 years ago | (#39462265)

Perhaps adds some tobasco sauce to the water.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (3, Informative)

belg4mit (152620) | about 2 years ago | (#39462989)

To expand upon this, capsaicin is apparently the peppers defense against mammals
eating the fruit, since they do not spread the seed as optimally for the plant. Birds do
not sense it, so you could even douse the seed in it as a simpler solution.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (3, Informative)

jc42 (318812) | about 2 years ago | (#39463913)

...capsaicin is apparently the peppers defense against mammals eating the fruit, since they do not spread the seed as optimally for the plant. Birds do not sense it,...

Actually, a lot of birds do taste capsaicin - and actively like it. We have a blue-crowned conure who likes peppers in general, especially the seeds, but tends to eat only a little of a sweet pepper. But give her a hot pepper of any sort, and she devours it, then goes looking for more. So at least for this species, hot peppers are a real delicacy.

Conures are native to South America, which is also where hot peppers evolved, so this could explain the good match. Parrots from other continents might not be adapted to hot peppers, and might not taste the capsaicin so well. Thus, our cockatiels (native to Australia) also like peppers of any sort, but don't absolutely love the hot ones like the conure does. They'll usually eat one, and then go on to something else for variety.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (2)

proverbialcow (177020) | about 2 years ago | (#39462309)

I'd never heard of NI3 prior to your post, so I hit up Wikipedia, and found out this important fact: Nitrogen triiodide has no practical commercial value due to its extreme shock sensitivity, making it impossible to store, transport, and utilize for controlled explosions.

Pressurizing it in a squirt gun seems like a bad idea.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39462381)

I'd never heard of NI3 prior to your post, so I hit up Wikipedia, and found out this important fact: Nitrogen triiodide has no practical commercial value due to its extreme shock sensitivity, making it impossible to store, transport, and utilize for controlled explosions.

Pressurizing it in a squirt gun seems like a bad idea.

Only as the dries and forms crystals - no problem while it's in solution...

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (2)

garyebickford (222422) | about 2 years ago | (#39463173)

Ask many geeks about NI3, and they will have at least one story either first or third person about a prank involving NI3. Friction sets it off nicely. At my college someone painted NI3 on the seats in the cafeteria - in thin layers it's basically invisible. After it dried, as everyone sat down for the fancy Sunday dinner, they all got a spanking! :D

In fact, as I note that the squirrels tended to jump to the top of the bird feeder, while birds tend to land on the feeder ledge, one could paint little dots of NI3 on the roof so when the squirrels land their little feet would get spanked. Make many little dots, separated so one does not set off the others.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39462411)

When wet, it does not explode. When dry, it is a touch explosive. In the amounts you're looking at here, it's not going to be a big explosion. It would also scare off the birds though, so definitely not a good option for feeder protection.

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (2)

Lee_Dailey (622542) | about 2 years ago | (#39462439)

howdy y'all,

in addition to the chemicals mentioned above, _really_ cheap perfume works quite well. i use it to chase the danged feather rats [aka - pigeons] away from my bedroom window. my neighbor uses it to zap dogs and cats when he finds them mucking around with his plants. doesn't take much usually 4 units of water to one of el cheapo perfume. those pump action swimming pool guns work nicely.

take care,
lee

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (1)

garyebickford (222422) | about 2 years ago | (#39463333)

I like it. Although it might reduce the enjoyability of the garden - somehow I'm getting images of confusing my garden with a sleazy bar at 2 AM. "Hey honey, who you goin' home with? You got a car? I can make ya feel real good."

Re:Need some kind of disincentive in the water. (3, Interesting)

rocket rancher (447670) | about 2 years ago | (#39463743)

If I were more devilish I might suggest nitrogen tri-iodide in the water. I'm not sure that it would work unless in high concentrations, but it might be amusing once it dries on the squirrel - and/or on the roof of the feeder. The experimentalist in me wants to know - purely for the knowledge to be gained, of course!

hmmm. have to agree. Nothing like the shocked look on some meathead jock's face when he opened a locker door painted with NI3 in solution [youtube.com] . I saw NI3 demonstrated at a science fair when I was in junior high (during the Nixon administration -- get off my lawn.) Stuff is fucking simple to make, and as long as you keep it in solution, it won't blow up on you. It makes a very loud snapping sound when it detonates, along with a cloud of purplish smoke. We'd paint it on locker doors in the gym and tool chests in the auto shop. Any kind of impact after it dried would detonate it. It was invisible if applied while still in solution, and it took less than 5 seconds after detonation for the residual iodine to sublimate and the residual ammonium iodide to dissolve in our always humid air, so it was practically untraceable. Revenge of the nerds, and better living through chemistry, indeed... :)

first p0s(t (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39461997)

AT&T and Berkeley to decline for to its laid-back rival distribution, but with Netcraft centralized Lite is straining bought the farm... implementation to

Wow! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39462121)

This isn't creepy at all.

NI instead of AI? (5, Funny)

Nkwe (604125) | about 2 years ago | (#39462199)

Why not just use the reptilian version of python and skip the AI?

Targeting (4, Funny)

Roger W Moore (538166) | about 2 years ago | (#39463627)

Why not just use the reptilian version of python and skip the AI?

Probably because its targeting system may not discriminate as well between squirrels, birds and small children.

Inadequate (2)

cffrost (885375) | about 2 years ago | (#39462417)

With the quickening pace that American municipal law enforcement agencies are militarizing our collective backyards with (but not excluded to) drones, active denial systems, H&K MP5s, chemical warfare, infrared and x-ray fishing expeditions, roadside electrocutions, armored vehicles, 100 mile wide Constitution-free zones, battering rams, DNA and fingerprint databases of innocents, and propaganda/psychological warfare to turn us against one another (e.g., "see something, say something")... whew... I propose we forget about the fucking rodents, and concentrate on the swine, sharks, donkeys, and elephants.

Am I joking? It depends on if you laughed. To paraphrase Lincoln, if I don't laugh, I'll cry.

Joy, more guns (-1)

musth (901919) | about 2 years ago | (#39462429)

Yet another example of the barely-under-the-surface love of all things military or gun-like which pervades Slashdot editorial thinking. OOOH OOOH, some guy used TECHNOLOGY to AIM A WATER GUN to zap those pesky squirrels on HIS PROPERTY. This gets my editor dick all HARD. GUNNNNZZZZZZ!!!!!! TECHNOLOGY!!!!!

Americans, especially, live in an already blindly hyperviolent society. The world would be better off if Slashdot editors didn't glamorize this crap.

Re:Joy, more guns (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39462551)

+1 funny

Re:Joy, more guns (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 2 years ago | (#39465473)

Dude, guns are just cool. Did you take a look at the mechanics of an AK47? Now that's brilliance! Simple, sleek and so easy to make, very few moving parts and still self powering.

Sure, it has the nasty side effect of killing people standing at the wrong end of it. But hey, just be careful with it and you sure have a great, nifty tech toy there.

might be illegal in your jurisdiction (2)

steve.cri (2593117) | about 2 years ago | (#39462843)

regardless of a watercannon of that caliber being mostly harmless and regardless of the fact the PETA is a bunch of annoying morons, this might actually qualify as illegal cruelty to animals under your local jurisdiction.

Re:might be illegal in your jurisdiction (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 2 years ago | (#39465487)

Don't worry, I have another gun here for PETA in case they complain, just so they don't feel like I ignored them. Oh, quite the opposite!

Like IEEE's Mosquito Laser Cannon (1)

RandCraw (1047302) | about 2 years ago | (#39463019)

Not so different from a May 2010 pioece in IEEE Spectrum where they built a laser targeting system for backyard mosquitos.

What we really need is the marriage of both products -- a laser canon that automatically tracks and vaporizes squirrels. And starlings. And grackles. And cowbirds...

Lock(e)-on-squirrel Molecular Disintegrator Device (1)

D4C5CE (578304) | about 2 years ago | (#39463241)

What we really need is the marriage of both products - a laser canon that automatically tracks and vaporizes squirrels.

Peter Wiggin, you here? Proposing to use a Little Doctor device on sentient Sciuridae? (And BTW we thought your display name was Locke rather than RandCraw...) ;-) As if your brother hadn't been enough trouble lately... [slashdot.org] Now what's Val up to next?

Launch them over the fence (1)

tomhath (637240) | about 2 years ago | (#39463307)

A bit of engineering would be required to re-arm a squirrel slingshot [youtube.com] but it might be more effective than water. This squirrel gets modded up for style while in flight.

I actually like squirrels (1)

darojasp (910720) | about 2 years ago | (#39465015)

I actually like to have squirrels around. I guess it is an american thing to woo them away
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