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Farmers in Botswana have had some trouble with elephants trampling their crops. However, some researchers have come up with an unusual, very retro way to redirect the big beasts: disco lights.

The BBC reports that the use of multi-colored flashing lights has been quite effective at redirecting elephants around farm fields as they make their way to floodplains near the Chobe National Park. The lights are set up in lines and constantly flash a different color: red, green, amber, white, blue, or yellow.

The disco lights are solar-powered, which is perfect in Botswana. They’re also very inexpensive and don’t harm the elephants in any way. But we’re thinking the elephants might not be fans of “Friday Morning Fever.”

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