Astoria Oregon uses wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men to scare sea lions off docks
Oregonians try another tactic from their book of "we're dumb" to try to scare off sea lions. These libtards just don't get it. Bullets are cheaper than paying a full time employee to set up wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men.
Embattled officials with the Port of Astoria have tried just about everything - from chicken wire to electrified mats to beach balls - to scatter the disruptive, destructive interlopers from California that descend on Astoria's East End Mooring Basin each spring due to a local abundance of smelt and migrating salmon.
And then there was last summer's failed attempt at spooking the federally protected pinnipeds with a motorized fiberglass orca named Fake Willy. That mission went belly up. No but seriously, the boat, a former parade float done up like a killer whale, capsized right in front of the lounging sea lions. Just as these highly intelligent creatures are able to learn tricks, they're also smart enough not to fall for them.
Now it would appear that the staple of used car lots and mattress liquidators may be one thing capable of hazing a scourge of sea lions: a quartet of wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men.