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Old 12-18-07, 11:05 PM   #1
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Fence jumper trap?

My backdoor neighbors are a bunch of just outa high school punks that are constantly having parties and doing things just outa high school punks tend to do. Normally I don't really mind, but the other night one of their little parties got busted by the cops which resulted in 50 or so just outa high school punks stampeding through my back yard and waking me up at 2 am, plus a little damage to the fence. My only consolation was that I haven't cleaned the dog **** out of my dog's run in a few days and they all went straight through it.

That got me thinking though, what if there was something a little more sinister than dog poo waiting for them next time? I'm thinking I'll string 20 or so junker bikes, along with the 20+ rusty wheels I've been saving for my wheel fence across the yard. I'll also spray my side of the the fence with water so it's all icy and the can't climb back over the fence. Then, I'll sit on the back porch with my dog and my neighbors two dogs (all three are big but harmless). Finally I'd pop a bag of popcorn, call the cops, and when the kids come over the fence and get tangled in bikes yell "release the hounds" and watch as best I can through tears of laughter as they try and climb over an icy fence with three barking dogs at their heels.

Well foosters, is there anything I haven't though of?
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Old 12-18-07, 11:07 PM   #2
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LOL sounds like a good way to spend a late Saturday evening!
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Old 12-18-07, 11:09 PM   #3
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Old 12-18-07, 11:10 PM   #4
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Just gotta make sure it doesn't look like a trap. Just a very, very unfortunately deadly backyard.

So no pits full of sharpened bamboo, I'm afraid.
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Old 12-18-07, 11:11 PM   #5
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We had these lined up against our fence. Our house was on the corner and easy access for burglars.





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Old 12-18-07, 11:17 PM   #6
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Oooh, those things get nasty when they're big.
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Yep. Lotsa pokies. And you can always tell the cops he ruined your landscaping and want compensation.
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Old 12-18-07, 11:20 PM   #8
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I witnessed the exact same thing (exactly the same thing) about 10 years ago when I was single and renting. I would build the fench higher if possible. I would not want to slow their departure from my yard in the least. Signs facing property in question stating "Trespassers will be shot on sight, survivors will be shot again" might be funny. At least it will get the property owners attention.
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Then again bear traps would totally kick ass.
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Utah is one of the more reasonable states. In a more lawsuit happy area anyone hurt on the bikes would start suing if injured. Also many towns have limits on fence height. Naturally thorny plants as a solid, continuous hedge are perfect. Check with a local native plant nursery to save on water. In Northern California I'd go for black Hawthorne mingled with Himalayan blackberry vines.
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I hate this crap. You know what? If you're trespassing on my property, **** you if you get hurt.
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oooooooooooooooo X cussed.

So how do you get the ban button to work now?
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So how do you get the ban button to work now?

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I hate this crap. You know what? If you're trespassing on my property, **** you if you get hurt.

Well, you remember a robber who broke into a family's house the day before they left for vacation. He was in their garage and then hid when they left so they wouldn't know he was in their garage. It turns out he was locked in their garage for 2 weeks until they came home from vacation and had to live on bags of dog food. He actually pressed charges, saying they caused him brain trauma. But you know the worst part? He won the case.

NOW let's hear you swear
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Just dig a hugeass pit 6 feet wide 20 feet deep all around your fence.
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Well, you remember a robber who broke into a family's house the day before they left for vacation. He was in their garage and then hid when they left so they wouldn't know he was in their garage. It turns out he was locked in their garage for 2 weeks until they came home from vacation and had to live on bags of dog food. He actually pressed charges, saying they caused him brain trauma. But you know the worst part? He won the case.

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Should have vacationed longer. Dead people don't sue.
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Then again bear traps would totally kick ass.

**** that. Just use the bears.


I want to see somebody try to get past my bears trap.
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Just wait until you get attacked by even bigger bears. Then you'll wish you'd opted for bear traps.
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Just wait until you get attacked by even bigger bears. Then you'll wish you'd opted for bear traps.
Oh snap, I was with Serendipper till you said this. I think I'll go with bear traps. A bears trap would definitely be cooler though.

Seriously though, I don't care that they crossed through my yard, I just want a little youtube fame. It's not very often that you have both the ability to perfectly predict the behavior of a large group of people, the chance to plan ahead AND the advantage of home turf. I think I'd be a fool not to take advantage.
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You mentioned a dog in the op, yes? Well, dogs dig holes to bury bones in and if your dog has a lot of bones and you have all these gopher holes in your yard and someone running across your yard in the dark were to plant a foot in one of these holes at speed...

See where I'm going with this.
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You mentioned a dog in the op, yes? Well, dogs dig holes to bury bones in and if your dog has a lot of bones and you have all these gopher holes in your yard and someone running across your yard in the dark were to plant a foot in one of these holes at speed...

See where I'm going with this.
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