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Stealing gas and crossing fences...
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KatG    Posted 10-23-2004 at 18:17:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Matt got to looking at the fence the calf was caught in last night...You know how when you are crossing a barb wire fence and hook one over the one on top??? Well there was a place in the fence where this had been done...atfer talking to my brother he decided to go check our 4X4 ...which is parked close to the barn...we had just filled it up...Well to make along story short in was down way past half a tank...Soeone crossed the fence...got the gas..then took off..Probably while we were in town Wednesday at the doctors...Matt just can't he did not believe he did not notice it...But guess they crossed the same was in another place and that is where the calves crossed and then Sugar tried going back through and got caught..
Ofcorse none of this can be proven but we are fixing to electify these fences..Everybody around here knows we are armed and do not take any tresspassing but guess these new neighbors don't know us that well...
So my poor little calf is suffering over some dope heads need for gas...Makes me mad...KAtG


TomH    Posted 10-24-2004 at 06:31:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't EVER, EVER, EVER mix electric and barbed wire. An animal (maybe a small child) will either be caught and shocked until they die, or will jump at the first shock and get a severe wound.


toolman    Posted 10-23-2004 at 18:58:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
set a five gallon jug of gas out for them so they don,t have to siphon, oh and add a couple pounds of sugar to it , you know just to sweeten it up a bit, but make sure you leave it just for them , don,t EVER use it in any our your vehicles or tractors etc.you,ll soon know who took it.


KatG    Posted 10-24-2004 at 08:48:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Toolman, Mat..( hubby) loved that idea...guess what is sitting up by the 4X4 now...Just waiting to see what happens...lol KAtG


Willy-N    Posted 10-23-2004 at 19:34:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
My neibor did that once and another neibor kid stold the gas and ruined his engine in his truck. One day his mom was talking about the truck getting sugured and I told her there was gas being stolen so some one set one out with sugur in it. She was mad that someone would be so mean to do that. I told her heck it was his gas and someone stold it from him I wonder who it was?? Mark H.


Cindi    Posted 10-23-2004 at 19:04:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good call TOOLMAN! I'll have to remember that!


Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-23-2004 at 18:40:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had the same problem a couple times. Figured them out. Poor motorists all of a sudden motoring more than usual. Caught them red handed, our watching after their tank raid patterns.
They didn't like mucking out the $hiy barns!!!

Been quiet so many yrs. we had to get a small skid steer to replace the maturing kids. LOL!!
Fernan


Grove r    Posted 10-23-2004 at 19:03:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Used to loose a lot of gas 'till I bought locking gas caps for the vehicles...anything else I put hasps and pad locks on...drill, pop riviter and a bit of silicon, does the trick! Have been tempted to put a sign up that says, "I own a backhoe, does your family know where you are"? Have a gooder, R.E.L.


Cindi    Posted 10-23-2004 at 18:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang! I guess it would! I hate people who steal. I got stopped by a cop last weekend because someone had stolen my registration sticker off my license plate. I had to go renew it a full three weeks early and the b*tch of it is, I have no idea where it was parked when it happened, and since the one they stole was only good for three weeks, what's to stop them from stealing the new one?


lamadon    Posted 10-23-2004 at 19:03:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
cindi, I lived on the planet Houston at one time and they stole mine, the cop that pulled me over said to stop them from stealing it again was to take a razor blade or exacto and put 3 or 4 slices in the sticker after you stick it on the lisence plate. I put 2or 3 one way and 2 in an X from each corner. by the way make sure the blade iz sharp or it tears the sticker.


lamadon    Posted 10-23-2004 at 19:08:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
xcuse my spellin I wernt ever to good at sipherin LOL LOL but im a gragiate of guzintas 2 guzinta 4 twice, 4 guzinta 12 3 times......see wut i meen


Cindi    Posted 10-23-2004 at 19:07:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh! Another good idea. I use exactos knives at work. I'll do that Monday morning.


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