From Mirror UK:
Terrifying robot wolves with gleaming red eyes and bared fangs are being unleashed in Japan after a spate of bear attacks against elderly residents.
The mechanical contraptions were originally designed to act like robotic scarecrows and keep wild animals away from farms. But due to a rise in the number of bears attacking people, authorities are using the wolves to scare them away. The first use of the Monster Wolf was recorded in autumn 2020, according to the president of its manufacturer, Wolf Kamuy.