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...
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#66688 - 06/14/0605:29 PMRe: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
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 - 06/14/0607:58 PMRe: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
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 - 06/16/0607:41 PMRe: Python takes on electric fence- loses.
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 - 06/17/0611:14 AMRe: Python takes on electric fence- loses.