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Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Finnish herders have sprayed reindeer antlers with fluorescent dye to stop them being killed
Reindeer herders in Lapland, northern Finland, have resorted to extreme measures to protect their livestock, as it transpires they have coated the reindeer antlers in FLUORESCENT DYE.
This is not to make them look entirely excellent and scary (though it's a happy side-effect), but so that they glow in the dark, and thus avoid being run over and killed by cars.
Reindeers suffer hundreds of car accidents every year in Finland, and earlier attempts at attaching reflective tape on the horns didn't work.
Why stop at reindeer, though? Why not rabbits, or foxes, or - actually, scratch all of that, why not GLOW IN THE DARK DOGS?
Picture credit: AFP/Anne Ollila