Japanese train barks, snorts to prevent deer collisions

Trains in Japan are being fitted with a speaker that makes snorting and barking noises in a bid to reduce the number of deer being killed on the railways.The device has been devised by a team at the country's Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) and has already reduced the number of deer spotted by railways by 40 per cent.According to the Tokyo-based institute, the deer have a habit of repeatedly snorting short, shrill sounds to alert other deer when they perceive danger. Japanese...