| > Your static charge is DC.
| Disagree. DC means unchanging voltage. Static charge changes as soon as
| is 'used'. Otherwise I agree with what you say.
| > The fences probably use a capactive discharge circuit.
| This makes sense. Good jolt but relatively safe.
As a retired EE : DC means only direct current (as compares to alternating
current) it does not mean unchanging. (an over simplified example: If you
car has a volt meter watch it when the motor is off and when the motor is
<> Your static charge is DC.
<Disagree. DC means unchanging voltage. Static charge changes as soon as it
<is 'used'. Otherwise I agree with what you say.
<> The fences probably use a capactive discharge circuit.
<This makes sense. Good jolt but relatively safe.
No, DC means Direct Current as in flowing only in one direction.
Under your definition, batteries aren't DC because eventually they
Static electricity _is_ DC. The power in lightning will be higher than
you get from rubbing your feet on the rug, because the current is higher,
but the voltage may very well be the same. It's all about joules (power over
The cattle fences that I grew up with sent very short pulses
about once a second, at several thousand volts, and some
really low amperage. And if you're getting zapped by
electricity, it's not static anymore...
Next time your aldermen or county council meets for budget
deliberations, show up. When the animal control people put in for
their appropriation, point out their dereliction of duty. Pack the
gallery with your supporters if you can, with the press if they will
send a reporter. Democracy in action.-Jitney
"jitney" <> wrote in message > Next time your aldermen or county council
meets for budget
And you'll be laughed right out of the building. The AC people are hired.
They do what they're told to do, they pick up what they're allowed to pick
up. The aldermen are ELECTED. They are the ones who need to change the
policy if the AC don't pick up wildlilfe.
I used to be an animal control officer which usually means a glorified dog
catcher. I was paid to pick up stray PETS. Because I also was a wildlife
rehabilitator they said I could pick up wildlife but wouldn't get paid for
it. Only reason I could legally pick up wildlife is because of my rehab
When I caught a possum in a county supplied trap, the animal control folks
said that they would come out and kill it and take the dead body. They
would not accept a trap with a live wild critter. (They supplied the traps
to capture CATS.)
So I told them to kill the animal. I was gone when they came but the
critter was gone and there was some sticky blood left on the trap.
country". The access to garbage and pet food and lack of real predators has
caused a population explosion. The ****ONLY**** method that will work and
work well is to install an electric wire. It's cheap enough since you
already have the fencing. You'll need the standoffs for a wire around the
bottom and one around the top. You can probably do it for less than $75
with stuff you can buy at the co-op.
yep, I was thinking about setting up a sniper nest in my master
bedroom bathroom, but my hopes were dashed. I have a "security
light"that comes on when raccoons visit, so that shooting at them at
night would be quite easy. But, I do not want to have gun violations
on my record.
@ @ @ Please forgive my typos as my right hand is injured. @ @ @
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
Oh for cryin' out loud....the top of the line model at that web site is
thirty bucks and it has fiber optic sites. Live a little. Spend the money.
But, the site also sells just the rubber bands, if you insist on being a
Ignoramus15189 (ignoramus15189@NOSPAM.15189.invalid) wrote:
: I have a fenced backyard where I have a vegetable garden that is
: somewhat ransacked by raccoons. (or some other animals).
Here's the advice I hear frequently on "You Bet Your Garden" with Mike
Dig a trench two feet deep around your garden, and put 6 foot tall
wire fence into it. No burrowing animal burrows deeper than two feet.
Use stakes to support the fence, and fill in the trench. You now have
four feet of fence above ground and two feet of fence below.
Don't secure the top foot of the fence to the stakes. Instead, bend
it outwards at least 45 degrees.
Now you have a fence that burrowing creatures can't burrow under, and
climbing creatures can't climb over. When they try to climb, they
have to hang upside down from the unsecured part of the fence, which
bends under their weight and drops them on the ground.
The only way a critter can get through such a fence is by jumping over
it, knocking it down, or going through it.
I've never tried this myself, but it sounds reasonable.
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