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I am trying to work out what this is, perhaps someone else has seen these before? They are about 8 of them all with floodlights facing a lake (although I doubt the light would reach the lake due to bush on the shoreline of the lake).

These are located on the eastern side of Yellagonga Regional Park (Lake Joondalup).

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asked 06 May '13, 09:54

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Russkel, did you consider to make a call to the local authoriries or the firm who set them up, to ask them whats the use off it ? Hendrikklaas

(06 May '13, 12:04) Hendrikklaas

@Hendrikklaas, I have fired off an email to a volunteer group that monitors and takes care of the park. Authorities would be next, but I am not sure what this is and who it belongs to :).

(07 May '13, 12:21) Russkel

What's the name on the unit (visible, but not quite legible in the photo, at top left)?

(07 May '13, 12:28) SomeoneElse ♦

Good idea, @SomeoneElse, although this seemed to be the only one with that sticker which made me subconsciously disregard it as a random sticker someone slapped on. I can't read the source photos either. I believe it was something slang sounding and quite unscientific.

(07 May '13, 12:33) Russkel

At a guess... A flood lit mosquito killer.

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answered 07 May '13, 13:21

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Oh how very interesting. During my searches I came up with lots of articles about the serious numbers of midgies around the lake. We may have a winner.

Edit: It has to be a bug zapper. Good thinking. Now... to tag it, haha. Thanks

(07 May '13, 13:24) Russkel

Solar panel powering the floodlight?

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answered 07 May '13, 07:54

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There are no solar panels on these units. What "sort of" looks like a solar panel is actually dirt that has accumulated onto the cage.

(07 May '13, 12:23) Russkel

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