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bird screamer
 v.— «California fishermen went to a meeting last December to find out which alternatives to shooting they are allowed to use. Approved methods include: slingshots, paint ball guns, and rubber bullets. They can also engage in “hazing” or circling the sea lion with the boat, pounding on the hull to scare them away, pyrotechnics (bird screamers, bangers, underwater firecrackers—also known as “seal bombs”), starter pistols, and horns, bells and whistles.» —“Frustrated fishermen shoot sea lions” by Meghan Gilliss Point Reyes Light (California) Oct. 23, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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