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Amsterdam airport officials employed a herd of pigs to stop birds flying into plane engines

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The pigs grazed on a plot of land between two runways where sugar beets were recently harvested. Bird activity in the area with the pigs was compared to a plot without pigs. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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mbrews
mbrews 10
The porcines deserve a first class seat as reward. Ya know - when pigs fly ....
patpylot
patrick baker 3
excellent....
patpylot
patrick baker 9
the wonderful, unique thing about the amsterdam international airport is that it is more a working farm with runways than anything else. The Dutch are ingenious, hard working folks, experts in hydrology, and are practical folks who got it right on land utilization, being that the dutch have reclaimed thousands of acres from the north sea with dikes and embankments.
Budlake
Mike Monk 4
This is no good...what is to stop the pigs from flying into the engines? :-)
Bratfalken
Jan Strömbäck 2
Heard about a new invention called fences?
Bratfalken
Jan Strömbäck 2
Can't alter the reply, forgot the smiley ;-)
Bernie20910
Bernie20910 3
Well, now when an engine ingests the local fauna you won't get that "baked chicken" smell... you'll get bacon!
1grantalbiston
Gee Albiston 1
Why permit planting that type of crop so close to such an airport? It’s known that birdlife will come in to feed after cropping.
Will management take note for next time. pigs might fly!!
sparjolly
R Jolly 1
And then there is a story of a pig on the runway bringing down a F-16.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-06-16-mn-7728-story.html

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