The Gator Guard, from Bird-X the makers of Irri-Tape, imitates an alligator floating around in your pond or pool to keep geese and other waterfowl from crapping in your yard. Hell, even if you didn’t have a bird problem, having a fake gator head floating in your pool would still look cool.
Bird-X makes the Gator Guard from weather-proofed urethane foam and keeps the realistic paint job from fading with a UV protective coating. They mirror the eyes to flash in the sun, ensuring birds notice the head. The wind moves the 25″ long by 11″ wide by 7″ tall head around and bobs it up and down in the water mimicking an alligator’s movements.
Depending on the surroundings, one Gator Guard can scare water fowl and small mammals over an area up to one acre. Bird-X claims the Gator Guard is even effective in regions without alligators, because the birds’ fear of alligators is instinctive, not learned.
The Gator Guard retails for $70, but you can get it for as little as $45 if you shop around.