Wolves of the World
"Stopping Wolves From Killing Livestock:
Could It Be As Simple as an Electrified Flag Line?"
None of the many tools for deterring predators from killing livestock is able to claim it’s the proverbial “silver bullet” for the job, yet an innovative combination of two such tools has generated some encouraging results.
Dubbed “turbofladry,” it consists of flapping flags tied on a wire fence and the electric fence itself, which delivers a stinging zap to anyone (human, predator or livestock) foolish enough to touch a charged wire.
Fladry, an east European term, is simply a string of closely spaced
strips of flapping cloth. Hunters have used strings of fladry to block
unsuspecting wolves, then driven the wolves into a fladry bottleneck,
where gunners were waiting. Incredibly, wolves won’t cross a fladry line
to escape, even when they are desperate to do so.