Unusual uses of GPS – a series of 1,000,000…

Rotorhub has just posted an odd story. Conservationists in Alaska are seeking bids for removing rats from Rat Island in the Aleutians by using helicopters to broadcast poisoned grain pellets “from buckets guided by differential GPS”. Precision-guided rodenticide – dashed clever, these conservation types! They want to get rid the rats so the seabirds will return. Two helicopters are needed, with “aerial rat baiting” to begin in October. If they succeed, what will they call the place, I wonder – the “Island Formerly Known As Rat”?

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Gotta take precautions when there’s rats around… (US Army photo)

2 Responses to Unusual uses of GPS – a series of 1,000,000…

  1. Pulau Pari 27 July, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

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  2. Mike Loshe 28 October, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Thanks for the share! I am sorry but this article made me laugh. I mean rocket guided rat poising, that would probably need some type of military grade gps tracking system for that to even be possible!

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