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Is this a good idea?

Putting an electric fence around your yard if you live across the street from a school? A man in Virginia did that.
HeavenBesideYou · 56-60, F
I saw that on the news. You would think if he didn’t want kids to step foot in his yard he wouldn’t have bought a house so close to a school.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@GeniUs they died on that fence. I saw the claws around it and the legs burned through.
GeniUs · 56-60, M
They don't work like that, you must've seen birds sit on overhead cables, they don't get electrocuted either. You have to touch 2 points with different voltages, one usually being the floor. I don't know how the birds could've been killed on the fence you saw.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@GeniUs No it was an electric fence, there was no overhead cable anywhere near
AbbeyRhode · F
I saw that, wth? He's just asking for trouble. If he's that determined to keep the kids out, a simple stockade fence would do the job.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@AbbeyRhode Asking for a lawsuit is what he's doing.
4meAndyou · F
An electric fence will not kill a child, but they would definitely get a good shock if they touched or ran into it. I know from experience on my grandfathers farm.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@4meAndyou I've touched them about 3 times when I was a kid thinking the battery had been turned off. Not fun but I got electrocuted on a frayed iron cord when I was 4 and that was a serious shock.
4meAndyou · F
@cherokeepatti Sorry Patti. Sometimes I think we're lucky we grew up..LOL!!
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@4meAndyou I made a list one time when I was in my 30's and damn I didn't realize how many times I could have offed myself till then.
pennynoodles · 56-60, F
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GeniUs · 56-60, M
Yes, it won't kill but it'll keep off unwanted visitors. I have an elctric fence in my yard (garden) it's to keep the pony in but if anybody gets zapped they shouldn't have been there.
SmartKat · 56-60, F
I think he’s an asshole.

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