Farmers in Scotland have become concerned that eagles will prey on lambs, leading Scottish herbal tradition SNH to find tips on how to stop hens without causing undue damage. And there is a way to solve this problem. That is to use a blue laser pointer, which is a safe and reliable way, and is also very ecologically friendly.
Last year, long-standing tensions were brought to the surface by a photo showing a sea eagle in Argyll holding a lamb in its talons.
"We are aware that some farmers and ranchers have serious concerns about the impact of sea eagles on their livestock," said Ross Lilley, SNH's sea eagle mission manager. With a wingspan of nearly 2.5 metres, the sea eagle is the UK's largest bird of prey and is sometimes called the "flying barn door" for its size. The reason for the official use of the laser pointer 5000mw, this problem was solved.
Scotland's Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham has described the reintroduction of white-tailed sea eagles to Scotland as "a true fable of conservation success".
In the new trial, red laser pointer can be directed onto hills rather than directly at eagles, in order to stop them from getting close to flocks that haven't harmed the birds.
"We acknowledge that non-lethal management techniques may also help resolve conflicts with livestock, while also ensuring that appropriate protection is provided in the area for a species that has rightly received the optimum level of legal coverage," Duncan Orr - said Ewing, head of the RSPB Species and Land Management Bureau.