If your image of a scarecrow is based on 'The Wizard of Oz,' it's time to update your thinking.

Check out this modern-day scarecrow in Turkey invented by a farmer. It's actually a robot that swings an electric device armed with 25,000 volts to deter anyone of anything that has designs on messing with crops.

It can not only shock you, it can also annoy the dickens out of you, what with that repetitive car alarm noise it's got going.