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Whazzit???

Post by LosDosSloFolks » Mar 20 2019 7:18 pm

Saw this from afar while wandering today and can't figure out it's purpose. Appears to be loose hanging vertical wooden slats (attached only from the top) from a cable stretched above a ravine.They can't stop water or rocks and large wildlife can just walk around it.
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Post by nonot » Mar 20 2019 7:25 pm

flexible fences, usually for cattle. In areas where there can be flowing rivers/debris, the fence allows the crap to flow through.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by kelly14 » Mar 20 2019 7:32 pm

@LosDosSloFolks That’s taken from off seven springs road I’m guessing?

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Post by LosDosSloFolks » Mar 20 2019 7:34 pm

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Re: Whazzit???

Post by LosDosSloFolks » Mar 20 2019 7:38 pm

@nonot
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by kelly14 » Mar 20 2019 7:39 pm

@LosDosSloFolks Yeh I figured, there’s at least a few of those fences in the washes along that road. Can’t say I’ve ever seen that type anywhere else.

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Post by joebartels » Mar 20 2019 7:50 pm

no clue on a dry crossing, especially without a hot wire
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Post by LosDosSloFolks » Mar 20 2019 7:59 pm

@joebartels
Looks like a wash that has a heavy flow of water only sporadically. I'm guessing the cows are not smart enough to walk around it. Or possibly there is something I can't see on the ends that prevents that from occurring.
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Post by Sun_Ray » Mar 20 2019 8:04 pm

@LosDosSloFolks I’m guessing the terrain has changed since the fence was installed. Whenever I see it I always stop to wonder how it works.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by markthurman53 » Mar 20 2019 8:27 pm

clothes line

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Post by big_load » Mar 20 2019 8:38 pm

LosDosSloFolks wrote:hat's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose.
Maybe it's like those cattle grids that are really just lines of paint on the pavement. Or maybe there used to be regular fence extending from either end of the hula skirt.

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Post by DbleDutch » Mar 20 2019 9:04 pm

markthurman53 wrote:clothes line
Lumber dryer line

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Re: Whazzit???

Post by nonot » Mar 21 2019 6:44 am

LosDosSloFolks wrote:
Mar 20 2019 7:38 pm
@nonot
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose.
It's possible the fence to the sides has either fallen into disrepair or been torn down? Some of them are quite old and no longer serve a purpose since ranching rights change over time.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by LosDosSloFolks » Mar 21 2019 8:07 am

@nonot
I think you have nailed it. Thanks again.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 21 2019 10:16 am

Chums called them Meat Curtains, an image and name I've been unable to rid myself of.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by LosDosSloFolks » Mar 21 2019 10:23 am

Alston_Neal wrote:
Mar 21 2019 10:16 am
Chums called them Meat Curtains, an image and name I've been unable to rid myself of.
Thanks a lot for now infecting me with a non-removable mental picture.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 21 2019 10:32 am

I believe in sharing the wit and wisdom of our esteemed members.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by chumley » Mar 21 2019 11:19 am

Unrelated, it's almost lunch time, and I think the menu calls for a roast beef sandwich.
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Re: Whazzit???

Post by CannondaleKid » Mar 21 2019 11:19 am

Alston_Neal wrote:I believe in sharing the wit and wisdom of our esteemed members.
Ok, so which is it, wit or wisdom... or none of the above?
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