Electric Fence – Will it help?

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Protection Electric Fence from Elephants

Temporary Electric Fence around our Farmhouse

We swung into action to protect ourselves and thanks to our very decisive and resourceful neighbour, Kasim Seth (we bought the land from his family), we had a make-shift electric fence ready by evening. Here it is and we felt much safer whether it may really work on not we don’t know. One night with no sign of elephants but they are still just above.

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6 comments so far


sounds quite serious Mansoor. Take care. ‘ve read somewhere that there is something called an “Elephant corridor”, its a path they will take whatever the circumstances, electric fencing or not. Guess local people will be able to tell you, probably it may be useful to leave them a corridor…. ‘though i know its difficult. What about trenches along your boundary ?

July 31st, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thanks Arjun. I don’ think that this is an Elephant Corridor but it over last 5 years the elephants have started coming here in summer. I don’t think trench is possible as our land is very large and sloping etc. But will certainly have to talk to some experts to get to some kind of peaceful solution

August 1st, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Hi Mansoor,

Looks like there is no dearth of excitement on Acres Wild. Though, I’m sure you could do with a little less of it. Hope you are able to work out a solution to steer them clear of the home. We have had wild boar attacks. Recently, they seem to have taken a liking to our banana plants and they uproot the plant and chew through the stem. Haven’t seen them myself, since they are quite hard to spot and they come at night. Dreading what will happen when the sugarcane is bigger. Hope they move on before then. Take care, anyway.

August 3rd, 2010 at 8:53 am

Yes George, things are getting a bit to exciting here – in a way. Only problem is that it goes counter to some of our plans like growing stuff and having guests around. That is the main concern. Yes wild boars are a silent invisible challenge but luckily they have not found their way into our fenced veggie area yet. Though now it is all broken in so many places. We are quickly eating up the balance veggies ๐Ÿ™‚

August 3rd, 2010 at 9:06 am

Hi Mansoor.
Looks like the elephants love your place. Its not too difficult to live with them around, as long as you make some adjustments.
Just be careful moving around after 4 pm, clear areas around the house so you have clear views. map their haunts Ingress and egress areas… this should be fairly easy as they are creatures of habit and usually use the same routes.
Try Chilli rope fences as a cost effective elephant deterrent ( pls note the choice of words), around the areas that interest the pachyderms ….you can make this by mixing concentrated Capsacin 10%( commercially available) & powdered tobacco 10% with axle grease/engine oil and soaking coir ropes overnight in it. these can be strung around common ingress points to deter the intruders.
It works very well if you refresh the ropes every few weeks or so, thru the “elephant season”.
I even found a DIY video for you to try it.

Dont bother with the solar fences unless its in the immediate periphery of your dwelling.
here’s wishing you and family luck.

August 4th, 2010 at 12:09 pm
shumita m didi

hi folks, i hope the elephant bizness is subdued now…wonder if the fence is working to ward them off..hoping they have moved on…

August 9th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

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