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Dayglo dogs

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Some day, natural evolution will change the wild Thai dogs into those that follow the Green Cross Code. Until then, the natural selection process results in some nice modifications to the fronts of vehicles.

So, a fluorescent dye, which doesn't affect the successful predation of the local wheelie bins, could be sprayed onto these lucky guys, thereby increasing visibility in headlights and so on.

Bright red would be quite seasonal, I suppose, but maybe a bright yellow would work better.

Ling, Dec 21 2013

the colours of the days of the week http://en.wikipedia...the_day_in_Thailand
[not_morrison_rm, Dec 21 2013]

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       //bright yellow would work better.   

       But only for Mondays, of course, to be followed on successive days by pink, green, orange, light blue, purple, then red.   

       That's a lot of dog spraying.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 21 2013
  

       I'm for a bioluminescent dog: hi-viz at night, cast interesting shadows as they wander the house, and never again will I trip over them in the dark and go tobogganing down the stairs at 2 a.m.
Alterother, Dec 21 2013
  

       //      That's a lot of dog spraying.//   

       Spraying is quicker than spaying....
Ling, Dec 22 2013
  

       Thai dye.
spidermother, Dec 22 2013
  

       Quite interestingly I drove through Zimbabwe a few months back and noticed the low frequency of appearance of darkly coloured goats and donkeys. I figured this was due to the fact those most darkly coloured are more likely to get killed by vehicles at night. This thought was reinforced by a very close miss with a darkly coloured donkey in the evening of the same day.   

       NB. Sample size reduced to (one) to fit with observation.
4whom, Dec 22 2013
  

       Just dayglo the collar. The dog can't see it and won't be embarrassed.
popbottle, Dec 22 2013
  

       You could GM the dogs to have a green or red fluorescent protein pretty easily. Unfortunately getting that to express in fur is difficult, and it wouldn't fluoresce if you did. So just the nose, round the eyes, bits of paw, and that tea-towell holder thingy they have 'round the back.
bs0u0155, Dec 23 2013
  

       And inside the ears.
Alterother, Dec 23 2013
  
      
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