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Sonic Kangaroo Whistle
Vehicle strike deterrent
The Sonic Kangaroo Whistle helps minimze the risk of vehicle damage and road accidents from hitting kangaroos, wombats, possums, birds and stray livestock in your travels, while minimising roadkills or injuring animals. Suits sticking on to cars, trucks, locomotives and motorbikes.
This is a very cost-effective prevention method and is simple to install. Blind Freddy could install the Sonic Animal Guard in five minutes. No tools or technicians are needed.
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How to set up your roo whistles
Cleand dry the grill area on the front of the vehicle where you intend to attach the pair of sonic whistles. One whistle won't work, you need the pair attached to the vehicle for them to be effective.
Peel the paper backing off the base that comes with each sonic whistle.
Attach both sonic whistles upright on the front of the vehicle within the grill area with each whistle placed over towards each headlignt, separated horizontally for the best stereo effect. Check the label on the back of the packet for the diagram.
Vehicle grill designs differ so look for the most logical place to adhere them to your vehicle.
Position the larger open circualr end of the sonic whistle straight into the wind so it gets air flow through. Avoid pointing it off to the side or pointing it up or down at an angle. Avoid sticking it on the bonnet of the vehicle angled down to the road - no, no, no.
Press down on the whistle to stick the self-adhesive in place.
If the vehicle grill design allows it, place the sonic whistles back a bit so that if you use an automatic car wash, they will not be knocked off by the car scrubbers.
Check both sonic whistles from time to time, especially before a trip, to remove kamakazi bugs that may have lodged in the front of the whistle and blocked its air flow.
Sonic Kangaroo Whistles kick in over approximately 50 kph, once air flow is passing through them, same as for a sports whistle to make noise - it has to have air pushed through to work. You will not hear sonic whistles inside the vehicle. Their sound travels around a kilometer or two ahead of the vehicle, depending on the terrain, such as winding roads, hills and trees.
Sonic Kangaroo Whistles work day and night, rain or shine.
Sonic Kangaroo Whistles do not cost anything to install. Just DIY. It's a very simple and fast intallation process.
One person who had not heard of the Sonic Kanagroo Whistles told us that he previously hit a kangaroo on a remote country road that was on the side of a hill. The out-of-control car went off the road and rolled over more than once, slamming to a stop against a large tree. The vehicle was a writeoff and it was not insured. The driver spent six weeks in Bendigo Hospital recovering from his wounds caused by this kangaroo/car collision. Panel beaters are doing a roaring trade repairing vehicles that have hit kangaroos. Since the drought ended, the national herd of roos is up quite a few million. They have grown into large herds on public land and farms, sometimes outnumbering cattle herds.
Ron of Ballarat bought the Sonic Kangaroo Whistle for his market ute. When travelling to the Corio market in the early morning, he was overtaking a car on the highway in a 100 kph zone. When out in no-mans land at speed and next to the other car with no-where to go, he saw a very large kangaroo in the headlights on the road straight in front of him. It conveniently hopped out of his way just in time. More often than not, roos do the opposite and hop straight into your path. It can never be proven what you did not hit, but Ron was VERY thankful that he bought the Sonic Kangaroo Whistle just two weeks before and avoided a high-speed accident and its consequences.
Our experience is hitting a large roo near Lancefield (country Victoria) around 7.30 one morning, before being able to slow down in time. This was prior to knowing about the Sonic Kanagroo Whistle. After the driver's side headlight thud, while pulling up and checking the rear vision mirror, the animal got up and wobbly hopped off into the scrub, probably to die a painful slow death from broken bones. Prevention is better than cure.
From this accident, the ute insurance policy meant that the first six hundred dollars had to be paid by me for the policy excess and we were stuck on the farm for four days without a vehicle while the ute was being repaired. Since putting the Sonic Kanagaroo Whistle on the front of the same ute, around three years ago now, no animals have been hit by it and the ute has travelled on many country roads and interstate including pre-dawn trips to various show venues through heavily-forested areas where roos abound. I have replaced the original pair of sonic whistles with a second pair over this time as the adhesive finally gave up. Couldn't get the new replacement pair on quick enough.
Driving along, roos can be seen on the edge of the road, twitching their ears in the headlights, but none have been hit with the ute since the first pair of Sonic Whistles were attached to it. Kangaroos in range of the sonic whistles do not stampede off in fright at 100kph. They tend to sit on the side of the road twitching their ears and not run at the vehicle or its headlights.
Once you have has hit a kangaroo, your driver radar is on and you can't help being extra aware of the strong possiblity of hitting another roo. Mostly roos are noctural but not always. There are no 100% guarantees but the odds are put in your favour. There will always be a rogue kangaroo somewhere in the future that does not follow the rule book when spooked and is running flat out with fear away from something and across into your path, regardless of any deterrent. This has not happened to us yet with the Sonic Kangaroo Whistles attached. So far, so good.
Also, on return trips driving back from markets in daylight, a couple of times native birds have done a great tumbling act immdediatley in front of the windscreen, desperately trying not to collide with the car and just managing to fly out of the way before hitting, while the driver (me) was instinctively waiting for the immediate windscreen impact which looked inevitable. It all happened in a split second, but no bird collision occured and therefore no damage was done to vehicle or bird or me.
A farmer reported to us that horses in his paddock do not like it when the vehicle with the Sonic Whistles attached drives past. This observation also indicates that the sonic whistles are responded to by other animals, including livestock.
In the Australian movie Red Dog, the main character (apart from the dog) met his fate after hitting a kangaroo while riding his motorbike on the highway. This movie was based on a true story in a mining camp in Western Australia.
Wombats can run at high speed in bursts. There are often dead wombats on the side of the road (in Victoria at least) and their large cannon-ball type build means they can do considerable damage to vehicles when hit. Best to prevent the accident in the first place and deter them away from vehicles with the Sonic Whistles attached.
IT'S A TRAP! sold 20 pairs of Sonic Kanagroo Whistles to a state government department to attach to the front of their locomotive fleet. We're a bit chuffed about that. We assume they had an ongoing animal collision problem with roos on high speed rail lines. Splat prevention. We have also sold Sonic Kanagaroo Whistles by the box load to commercial car fleet owners, mining companies, construction companies, road building companies and various government departments. Smart thinking by preventing expensive damage. Prevention (or at least minimisation) of collisions with animals reduces accidents, hosptial bills, distress for drivers and animals as well as saving tax payer dollars for repairing government vehicles. Fleet owners and people who make their living on the road like using the Sonic Kangaroo Whistles, as do individual vehicle owners.