Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a luminous reindeer!
Finland’s Reindeer Herders’ Association have been spraying reindeers with glow-in-the dark liquid in an attempt to reduce the number of road accidents involving the creatures. Between 3000 and 5000 accidents occur each year and prove far deadlier for the reindeer than the drivers involved in the incidents.
Permanent liquid has been used to spray the antlers and a more temporary solution has been applied to the animals’ fur.
If the trial is successful, more animals will be sprayed next autumn - meaning that it might not just be Rudolph’s nose that is glowing in the night sky next Christmas!
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