Upon re-engaging the switch, I heard a loud and distinct electric POP! coming from one end of the paddock. It being dark, I figured that a big blade of grass or something had blown across the hot and ground, and went inside.
Still, I thought it odd that I heard it leaving, but did not hear it coming.
Odd indeed, for this morning I came across this:
|This snake scared the *^#!^%*!%#! out of me.|
It looked like it tried to shimmy through a 3/4" deer net hole. Too small, the netting tightened and tightened around the snake's midsection as it struggled (again, presumably, from the visual evidence), eventually killing it. Asphyxiation? Lack of blood flow? Who knows. But that thing was D.E.A.D.
So, I can rest easier knowing my electric netting is both coyote-proof AND snake-proof. My sheep and chickens are very safe. :)