Drawing eyes on the cows'
butts prevents lions from
It may seem foolish but in reality it is a simple and ingenious solution initiated by a group of researchers from the Center of Ecosystem Science to prevent lions from attacking farmers’ herds in Africa.
Drawing eyes on the butts of cows seems to disorient predators that are used to catching their prey from behind. In fact the painted eyes make them believe that they have been identified. This successful strategy has solid foundations:
for centuries, Indian woodcutters have been going to the forest with a mask attached behind their heads to protect themselves from tigers.