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Fake Alligator Guards Rural Pond
If you're ever a guest at Roger Gray's farm and you wander down to the pond you may be in for a scare. But don't worry. What appears to be an alligator swimming along the surface is really just a "watch dog" that keeps ducks and geese from becoming permanent residents.
  The Gator Guard started out as a prank. Gray floated an alligator hat on the pond as a joke when some kids were coming over and then left it there for a while. He soon noticed he no longer had flocks of geese on the pond.
  Gray removed the Gator from the pond to see what would happen. Within a short period, ducks and geese began coming back.     That's when Gray decided to make a business out of the "Gator Guard". "It works like a plastic snake or an owl, only the Gator has the advantage of moving around. As a goose comes close to the gator the eyes begin to flash in the light, " says Gray.
  The eyes are also fastened so that any movement is highly reflective. Gray says, "Like real alligators you get almost 180 degrees of reflection."
  The Gator Guard sells for $69.95 including S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Gray, 46 MeadowBrook Lane, New Windsor, N.Y. 12553 (ph 914 534-7143).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #5