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Birds and wildlife going out with a bang next week at Robins AFB

A non-lethal, sound-producing cannon like this one will be used next week at Robins Air Force Base to disperse birds and other wildlife that could be hazardous around the runway.
A non-lethal, sound-producing cannon like this one will be used next week at Robins Air Force Base to disperse birds and other wildlife that could be hazardous around the runway. U.S. Air Force

Loud bangs are expected next week near Robins Air Force Base where wildlife will be shooed away from the runway.

With the help of a U.S. Department of Agriculture biologist, the 78th Air Base Wing will be dispersing birds and other wildlife that could cause flight hazards and damage to aircraft.

A nonlethal sound cannon will be installed and tested Monday through Friday on base.

“Be aware you may hear loud bangs on and off throughout the week,” according to a base news release.

The base is adjacent to diverse wildlife habitats in Houston County.

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