3D-Printed Hawks and Owls Are Scaring Away NYC Pigeons

Posted On Tue, May 5, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, May 5, 2015 By In City Living, Technology

Are you in the “rats with wings” camp of not being too fond of New York City pigeons? Well then you’ll welcome this modern take on the “pigeon scarecrow.” The Observer recently took a look at the 3D-printed hawks and owls from Robox, noting that “they’ve found that pigeons are so frightened by the watchful and intimidating gazes of the 3D printed birds that even the incentive of food isn’t enough to convince stray pigeons to stick around in their presence.” But if you happen to be a pigeon lover, have no fear, these little objects are seen as a much better way to curb the spread of diseases from pigeons than traps and repellents.

pigeon scarecrows, 3D printing, Robox

Robox has been printing the “mock predatory birds” with PLA-composite and setting them up around the city. Their designs are now available for free to the public and each hawk or owl costs only $5 to print (that is, if you have access to a 3D printer).

[Via NYO]

All images via Robox


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