That'd be funny to see but I bet the researchers be wanting that collar back. They're pricey. I can't remember exactly what the Cornell dude told me the price was but it was ridiculous. They also have an "uh oh" alarm on them. If the animal doesn't move for a certain time period the collar sends a signal.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.