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#66685 - 06/14/06 09:11 AM Python takes on electric fence- loses.
Haligan Offline
Registered: 02/25/04
Posts: 112
Loc: Berkeley, CA USA
Discovered this today.>

For some reason though, in the second picture the fence looks different.

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#66686 - 06/14/06 10:24 AM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
gfretwell Offline

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9066
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I smell a hoax.
That is not an electric fence, no insulators and rebar for posts.
Greg Fretwell
#66687 - 06/14/06 10:42 AM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
mamills Offline
Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
To me, the fence looks like a modified recreation of one of those German POW concentration camp fences you see in the movies with a "warning wire" stretched out a few feet away from the actual fence. The fence can't be energized the way it's set up, but the warning wires strung between insulators is a whole different thing...

Mike (mamills)

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#66688 - 06/14/06 02:29 PM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
SteveFehr Offline
Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
The fence he's biting can't be electric, but there appear to be ceramic insulators on the lines he crawled under- perhaps biting grounded fence completed the circuit through his vital organs and is what ultimately did him in?
#66689 - 06/14/06 04:58 PM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
JCooper Offline
Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
It looks like the teeth are stuck on the wires, they point back and it doesn't look like it could open its mouth more to get back off
#66690 - 06/15/06 05:30 AM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
FountainGuy Offline
Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 30
Loc: Lawrenceville,GA, U.S.A
I believe that you have to touch the fence that the snake is biting (ground) and one of the other insulated wires to get shocked.
If you go through the readers responses, you'll see a full grown impala inside the snake. Also, you'll see a report about a child getting electricuted in South Africa.
#66691 - 06/16/06 04:41 PM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
kale Offline
Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 168
Had someone show me an electric fence once that did not require insulators. It had something to do with an very high voltage. As I recall, the posts on that fence were wood. May have been called Australian Sheep Fencing.
#66692 - 06/17/06 08:14 AM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
classicsat Offline
Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
Common farm electric fence chargers thes days don't necessarily need insulators with wooden posts.
#66693 - 06/18/06 05:37 AM Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
Sandro Offline
Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 449
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada


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