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Two baby elephants electrocuted in a fruit orchard in Chanthaburi province

 

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Two baby elephants appear to have been electrocuted, in Tha Mai district of the eastern province of Chanthaburi, when they touched an electric fence, erected by a fruit orchard owner to keep foraging pachyderms out.

 

A police officer, attached to Tha Mai district police station, said he will summon the orchard owner for questioning about the fence, while awaiting the autopsy results on two elephants, both believed to be about two years old.

 

Forest officials said that the elephants might have become separated from the herd and ventured into the fruit orchard. One of them stepped on the electric fence and the other, which lay dead about 30 metres away, had its trunk touching the same fence.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/two-baby-elephants-electrocuted-in-a-fruit-orchard-in-chanthaburi-province/

 

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Unfortunately and with all the sorrow seeing those guys getting killed by the crude methods of keeping elephants out from destroying crops and the livelihood of farmers, hopefully someone will do do something so both beasts and farmers will be protected...

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how much amp was on the wire ?  what if a child / adult touch it as it can kill a baby elephant

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2 hours ago, anterian said:

whether a home made or commercial setup.

sounds like a rhetorical question.
Whereas electrical wired fence may have a high voltage, the power of that is low so animals get shocked and turn away.
However, if some elephants figured out that the temporary inconvenience of a few painful shocks is worth the price of eating some attractive foods, the Farmer may have just turned 230V on to keep his orchard safe.
Never mind the animals, people, his trees are safe. 

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The voltage of an electric fence should vary from about 2000 to about 10,000 volts. A 10,000 volt output is the maximum voltage allowed by international regulations. The voltagethat is used depends on the desired power of the shock and the distance on the fence that can be shocked up to.
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In Australia, where I was surveying, we used set up GPS equipment. This was surrounded by a proper electrical fence to deter cattle, kangaroos etc., worked a treat.

Enough zaps to deter, but not enough to kill.

Was not expensive.

Definitely cheaper than two baby elephants.

Oops forgot. This is Thailand.

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6 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

how much amp was on the wire ?  what if a child / adult touch it as it can kill a baby elephant

My guess is it's just stripped wires plugged directly into a 220v mains socket.

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17 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

how much amp was on the wire ?  what if a child / adult touch it as it can kill a baby elephant

Exactly, would be interesting to know what he had it wired up to?

 

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23 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

how much amp was on the wire ?  what if a child / adult touch it as it can kill a baby elephant

It is the Voltage who is counting first. A weldingmachine with 1000A is not lethal, but 200V with 50mA good be.

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19 hours ago, kidneyw said:

In Australia, where I was surveying, we used set up GPS equipment. This was surrounded by a proper electrical fence to deter cattle, kangaroos etc., worked a treat.

Enough zaps to deter, but not enough to kill.

Was not expensive.

Definitely cheaper than two baby elephants.

Oops forgot. This is Thailand.

With an old fashioned carbobine it is easy to make without to be lethal.

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