Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Fence of death
Good neighbor award:A Colorado rancher was sick of people rafting and tubing down a river running through his property. So he did what any normal person would do under similar circumstances: he built a barbed wire fence across the river. Nothing says relaxing summer fun, like getting your neck sliced in half, as you meander down a scenic waterway. You have to admit, the added possibility of decapitation might bring some more excitement to the sport. From Gawker...
Loveland, Colorado rancher Paul Ehrlich was annoyed by all the people rafting and tubing down the river that runs through his property, and trespassing all over his 60 acres. So he built a barbed-wire fence across the river to keep them away.
The problem with building a deadly death-trap fence across waterways popular with recreationists—as Erlich quickly learned—is that it's against Colorado state law. Apparently, barbed-wire fences can be very difficult for rafters and tubers to notice whilst innocently wooshing toward them.
Rancher Forced to Remove Razor-Sharp River-Fence of Death
If you come down to the river,
Bet you gonna find some people who live.
You don't have to worry cause you have no money,
People on the river are happy to give.
Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river.