Finnish Reindeers Sprayed With Glow-In-The Dark Liquid To Avoid Accidents   Leave a comment

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theguardian.com ,              Tuesday 18 February 2014 22.53 GMT
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Two types of reflective sprays are being tested on the animals’ antlers to make them more visible to motorists. Photograph: Anne Ollila/AFP/Getty Images

Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said on Tuesday.

“We are hoping that it is so useful that we can use the spray in the entire region and on all reindeer, from young to old,” said Anne Ollila, head of Finland’s Reindeer Herders’ Association.

The association has started testing two reflective sprays on the animals’ antlers so they are more visible to motorists at night.

According to Ollila, there are between 3,000 and 5,000 accidents involving reindeer every year, which are “much deadlier for the reindeer than for the drivers.”

The trial period started last week…

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Posted 21 February, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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