Gallery: Dehogaflier: Louisiana Men Use Drone to Exterminate Invasive F...

 

Marauding pigs introduced by Spanish explorers are ravaging land across the United States, and local governments are virtually powerless to defeat them. But Louisiana has a secret weapon: the Dehogaflier. Designed by Cy Brown and James Palmer, this homemade drone is equipped with a thermal camera that allows the engineers to find pigs in dense vegetation when they head out on their nightly raids. Once located, Palmer shoots the pigs with a rifle furnished with a night vision scope. The part time plane hobbyists have exterminated scores of boars, sows, and babies in this way, and farmers are lining up for their services.

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