The Nature Conservancy


Chili Powder, Firecracker Condoms Keep Elephants Away

Conservationists have found success with a novel tactic for scaring elephants away from farmland without harming them.

Published On 08/24/2016
11:03 AM EDT
Step three of the elephant alarm system involves throwing a "chili cloud" -- chili powder mixed with sand and a lit firecracker inside of a condom. Credit: The Nature Conservancy