VIDEO: Japanese town deploys spooky, red-eyed “Monster Wolf” robot to scare away hungry wild bears roaming the streets

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A Japanese town has deployed two red-eyed robot wolves to scare away wild bears wandering round the town’s neighborhoods on the lookout for meals.

Photo: Kyodo/through Reuters

The town of Takikawa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, bought the two wolf robots from Ohta Seiki manufacturing agency after hungry bears had been sighted in September roaming the streets.

City officers consider this yr’s lack of acorns and nuts in Japan prompted the bears to scavenge for meals in cities.

The “Monster Wolf” with bared-teeth and glowing purple eyes is put in on a stand. It additionally has built-in movement detectors that, when activated, trigger the robots to flash its eyes and emit wolfish-like howls.

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Bear sightings in Japan has reached a five-year excessive, with stories of greater than a dozen assaults in 2020, two of which had been deadly.

Historically, there are various identified incidents of bear assaults in Japan, the worst being the 1915 Sankebetsu brown bear incident in Hokkaido, which occurred between December 9 and 14 of that yr.

The 8-feet tall bear that weighed 837 kilos, killed seven folks throughout the brutal assault, and left three others injured at the moment.

A recreation of the ‘Sankebetsu bear incident’ in Hokkaido. The bear that killed seven folks. Picture: Dailytelegraph

Bear sightings in Japan largely happen in rural areas of the western and northern components of the nation, in accordance to stories.

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