Is that right? - Here's an animal oddity for you.
The Schipol Airport in Amsterdam has a problem with birds. It's such a big problem that Ananova™ is reporting that the airplane collision rate with feathered friends increased by 50 percent during the last year for the airport.
So apparently the solution was to put a call out to tulip growers.
Because the birds are apparently attracted to the airfields due to the abundance of mice:
Dutch tulip growers have been called in to plant hundreds of thousands of flowers at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport to deter mice.
Tulips will be planted near the Polderbaan runway in the hope that their smell will drive away the mice which have been attracting birds such as buzzards and herons.
Who knew mice hate the smell of tulips? Hmm... You know there's a new product in the offing there. A scent making firm needs to mass produce the tulip scent and market it as mice repellent for restaurants, farms, and housewives tired up jumping up on chairs.