Border Collie rescue works at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida

MacDill Air Force Base is located right outside Tampa, Florida. The area has large numbers of birds, which don’t go well together with the massive KC-135 aircraft that take off and land on a daily basis; a bird strike can cause serious damage to an engine, and cost large amounts of taxpayer dollars to repair. 

The air force base has found an innovative solution. They employ Sonic – a border collie rescue dog – to keep the runways clear of birds, and she performs this duty on a daily basis. Sonic doesn’t hurt the birds, but scares them off, and does so more efficiently than more high-tech options.

 

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