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Farmer hires human scarecrows
According to a recent report in the California Farmer Magazine, an English farmer has hired eight youths to work as human scarecrows. For $63 a week and free shelter, they roam his cherry orchards making as
much noise as possible to scare off starlings. He says he would rather do this because he hates killing birds and electronic noisemakers don't work after birds get used to the sound.

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5