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Barbed wire fence: Does it slow down wild animals?

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 at 6:39 am in deer.

Coyote moving through barbed wire. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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Barbed wire: does it slow down wild animals?

Some, maybe, but not all of them.

The above photo shows how easily a coyote maneuvers through a barbed wire fence.

I’ve seen black-tailed deer run full speed “through” a barbed wire fence and keep on going. (In slow-motion, what actually happened was the deer dropped to its knees, scooted under the bottom strand of the fence, came back to its feet on the other side of the fence and kept running without seemingly breaking its stride … all so fast it looked like the deer simply ran through the fence as if it wasn’t even there!). Amazing illusion. /Gary

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  2. gail Says:

    I was so glad to see this was a “good” pic I was about to look at. I have seen many a deer that had not managed to get through barbed wire fencing.

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