Monster Wolf protects Japanese towns from bears

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This robot wolf is used to scare away bears

following rising concerns from local residents

Courtesy: Ohta Seiki

Location: Bihoro/Naie/Takikawa/Aomori, Japan

City authorities have deployed the "Monster Wolf"

which detects nearby animals with an infrared sensor

causing it to move, make noise, and flash lights