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Chili Powder, Firecracker Condoms Keep Elephants Away

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

August 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