Other measures are quite devious and actually sound kinda fun!
Using a plastic gun to fire ping-pong balls full of chili would burst on an elephant's skin and send it running for cover. Another not so harsh method suggests setting fire to a chili-based mixture so the smoke deters the elephant. "Baboons which enter buildings to steal food may be scared off by placing a snake, preferably alive, inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread," the FAO statement suggested.Cameroonian farmers are skeptical. "I fear elephants are unpredictable and can attack human beings - and how much pepper would you need to attack a herd?" one of them asked.
Career opportunities for hooligans: help FAO develop more practical jokes.