Farmers Fight Elephants With Chili Peppers

Low-tech solution saves crops because elephants' noses very sensitive

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 16, 2012 8:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – With elephant populations finally on the rebound in eastern Africa, farmers are increasingly squaring off against the giant pachyderms, which can eat up to 660 pounds of food a day. Electric fences have been deemed too dangerous and expensive, so many farmers have started employing...   Read full story »

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