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When did the rest camp fences become electrified?

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Re: When did the rest camp fences become electrified?

Unread post by GlenD » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:27 pm

avon vosloo wrote::thumbs_up: giraffee - an out of action electric fence is IMHO an accident just waiting to happen.


Oh come on. Life in the pre electric fence days went on the same as it does now. Lol!

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Re: When did the rest camp fences become electrified?

Unread post by wheckroodt » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:05 pm

The golden rule with electrical wires is to assume that they are live, if you don't you could be shocked. The animals can sense if the fences are off and then you have havoc. Elephants are know to push trees over to make their job easier when climbing the fence. They have a great understanding of how to climb over things if they need to.
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Re: When did the rest camp fences become electrified?

Unread post by avon vosloo » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:27 pm

GlenD, Life indeed went on like it did in the pre electric fence days. :) Only difference is that many more people now visiting the park do so during family holidays, with kids, and granny & gramps. Surely there must have been valid reasons for the fences to be erected in the first place?

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Electric fences are there to give humans a safe feeling rather than keep the big & hairy out.


Could be one of the reasons.

So what are we saying? Did they make a mistake all those years ago to erect the fences? Are the fences only there to provide visitors with a rather false sense of security? Is it OK that the fences are currently an overgrown mess? Is it OK not to maintain them any longer and if so why not remove them and sell the scrap metal? Do we assume all the fences are live even though it's quite clear that they are not? Even humans can hear the ticking sound when the wires are live, but, do we wait until someone assume the fence is not live and just has to try to find if it really is?

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Re: When did the rest camp fences become electrified?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:52 pm

It is a known fact that animals, and some 'dangerous', find their way into camps with or without electrification.
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