The Goosebuster drone is one small Canadian town's solution to a stinking problem: keeping hundreds of geese from leaving thousands of pounds of poop off the shores of their beach.
Town counselor Bob Monette was in charge of ridding the waterfowl's waste, and couldn't understand why these poopetraters didn't fear typically decoys, flee from barking dogs, or run away from scented fertilizers. He found his solution in an unexpected place, during a sales pitch to use drones as a new way to survey local properties. Working with the company, they created a super annoying drone complete with lights and predatory sounds to scare them off—which it did, very effectively. [Orléans Online via Motherboard]