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USDA net system reduces aviation bird strikes
Ted Pepps, U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist, kneels in front of the drop net bird trap he created and built in July 2018. This trap system has been used to capture more than 20 birds alive at a time, with minimal manpower time invested. U.S. Air Forces Central Command safety sees many uses throughout the area of responsibility for similar systems in order to reduce bird strikes to aircraft, which cost AFCENT an average of over $3 million annually. (Courtesy photo)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Joshua King |  VIRIN: 180821-F-ZZ123-001.JPG