The best reason to build overhanging fences



There comes a time in every person’s life where they need to think about fences. It’s not usually a proud moment but it happens to all of us. I’m sort of ashamed that I own a fence – it’s a bit like having a library pass – useful but not in anyway fun.

But you will probably have a fence too one day… you might even have one right now.

And if you’re prepared to read the next 250 words of this blog post, I’m prepared to use them to up your fence knowledge. Next time you have to deal with a land-border issue you can thank Steve and Jon’s best things for making you an expert on such matters.

Because I have found the best reason ever to invest in overhanging fences. And I’m more than happy to share it with you.

It’s actually best said in picture form because…

Well, you’ll see.

alligators can climb fences

Yeah, so apparently alligators can climb fences now. You can watch a video of it if you want.

Who knew?

Crucially though, they can’t climb overhanging fences because they have stupid fat arms.

NASA know this all too well because they operate on a massive wildlife sanctuary (so that if a shuttle crashes it will probably not land on humans). You can read about it here.

But this is a great quote if you don’t like clicking on links…

We’ve got gators blocking doorways, hiding under cars, climbing fences… Sometimes we find them on the fringes, eating people’s dogs.

I am part amazed and part horrified at the things these reptiles get up to.

But overhanging fences work a treat to keep the alligators away from the important stuff at NASA. The shuttle launches are an alligator free zone thanks to adding a little angle to of the fences.

I don’t even live near any alligators but I’m still considering an investment… better safe than sorry.


And speaking of animals that can climb, how good is this picture of a mouse?



This is the sort of mouse I could be friends with…