20/02/2014 08:43 GMT | Updated 20/02/2014 10:59 GMT

Reindeer In Finland Sport Glittery Antlers To Curb Collisions (PICTURE)

It turns out that as well as being generally fabulous and sparkly, glitter might also have lifesaving qualities.

The stuff is being daubed on the antlers of reindeer in Finland, in an attempt to make them more visible to drivers and thus curb the number of deaths, AP reports.

It’s still in the experimental stage, with 20 reindeer currently sporting twinkly horns while researchers monitor how they react and whether the substance can stay put throughout the Arctic winter.


Fabulous... and functional: A glittery reindeer

According to 2009 figures, around 4,000 collisions with reindeer occur on the highways of northern Finland.

As of 2004/2005 there were around 207,000 reindeer in the country.

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