Fish losses due to bird depredation are an ongoing problem on most fish farms. State and federal laws prohibit the taking of most species of birds; therefore, the aquaculturist is left with few choices other than pyrotechnics or bird netting to address this dilemma. Pyrotechnics are inherently dangerous; bird netting, while effective, can only be used to cover small ponds. Furthermore, birds and other animals frequently become entangled in the netting material.
border collie, was trained by Dr. Nick Carter at Border Collie Rescue to chase
birds. The inherent herding
instinct of this breed, coupled with their intelligence and agility, make them
perfect candidates for such tasks.
The advantages of using
border collies in bird harassment are manifold:
Please visit the Border
Collie Rescue site at
www.bcrescue.org for further information.
Dr. Carter and his staff do an excellent job of training and placing
border collies and they need our support.
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