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Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66685
06/14/06 12:11 PM
06/14/06 12:11 PM
Haligan  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 111
Berkeley, CA USA
Discovered this today.>

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

[This message has been edited by Haligan (edited 06-14-2006).]

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Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66686
06/14/06 01:24 PM
06/14/06 01:24 PM
gfretwell  Online Content

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,187
I smell a hoax.
That is not an electric fence, no insulators and rebar for posts.

Greg Fretwell
Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66687
06/14/06 01:42 PM
06/14/06 01:42 PM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
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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Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66688
06/14/06 05:29 PM
06/14/06 05:29 PM
SteveFehr  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,213
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?

Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66689
06/14/06 07:58 PM
06/14/06 07:58 PM
JCooper  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 228
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

Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66690
06/15/06 08:30 AM
06/15/06 08:30 AM
FountainGuy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 30
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.

Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66691
06/16/06 07:41 PM
06/16/06 07:41 PM
kale  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 174
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.

Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66692
06/17/06 11:14 AM
06/17/06 11:14 AM
classicsat  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
Common farm electric fence chargers thes days don't necessarily need insulators with wooden posts.

Re: Python takes on electric fence- loses. #66693
06/18/06 08:37 AM
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Stoney Creek, ON, Canada


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