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Does It Work With Iraqis?

<i> Associated Press</i>

Sweden’s latest export isn’t a luxury car or a piece of elegantly understated furniture--it’s wolf urine. Sweden sprinkles the pungent product alongside busy mountain roads to keep elks from wandering into traffic. Now Kuwaiti traffic officials are trying to adapt it to keep camels from colliding with cars.

A Swedish researcher, Rune Pettersson, has conducted tests with camels at Sweden’s University of Umea, the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported. The camels and the elks had similar responses--both took a wide turn when they smelled wolf. Camels are a serious traffic hazard in camel-dense areas of Kuwait.

Sweden first used real wolf urine, but the university now produces a synthetic version that keeps its odor longer.


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