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I'm a little surprised by the number of people that are really bothered by kids on their property. I live in a rural area of the state. My neighbors hike on our acreage and there are probably others that I don't know about. I don't remember them asking either. Kids cross into my property while playing too. I don't have a fence and fences aren't commonplace here.
I'm bothered by ANYONE on my property that doesn't have express permission to be there. We actually have a 6 ft privacy fence and a lock on the inside of our gate so even the meter reader can't get in. If I could keep people out of our front yard I would.

People, especially kids, coming unsupervised onto a property with animals--especially large dogs and/or livestock--are a liability issue. Heck, a few species of livestock can kill or severely injure an adult without intending to, much of less a child.

Also, if the OP's fence in not in great shape the kids could hurt themselves hopping it, which could be another liability issue. Aside from all that it's extremely rude, IMHO, to hop people's fences without asking or hike their property without permission, I don't care if you have 1/4 acre or a 100 acres.
 

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Other people do not belong on my property. I am very territorial. My mom tells me at five I chased a hunter with a giant shotgun out of our property(who I guess promptly went and told my mom, worried I was yelling at people with guns).

We had one neighbor who came from the city who said he could go on my property any time. Lots of screaming fights over this. A farmer shooting at him finally made him get it.

To many people open a fence and leave it open or feed animals they shouldn't. Ride your four wheeler through my yard and mess up a fence or my yard and I'm coming after you.

Not to mention I don't want to check my property for trespassers when we shoot.
 

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I'd be worried enough about what would happen to my dogs if the kids startled them one day or something that I'd be putting up hot tape or something too.
 

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I find it funny people are so worried about these rude inconsiderate kids (they have been told MULTIPLE times to stay out of the yard) getting a minor shock from a bit of electric wire/tape but no one is worried about the chance of a large territorial breeding taking the exception, for whatever reason, to people being in its yard. Which is worse a shock or a bite from a rottie?

Im not saying the dogs will bite but under the right circumstances they would
 

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kids aren't vicious drug cartels and if they were, hot wire, barbed wire and bb guns aren't going to mean ****
I was referring to the general comment of "I don't understand why so many folks don't want trespassers" to which I was replying why I personally don't want to see someone on my property that doesn't belong there.

Oh & I have a BB gun but I don't use it for tresspassing ... I have a 22 rifle & a 20 gauge shotgun for that.

I am also very territorial ... VERY. I have run jerk teenagers off my propery at gunpoint before & I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Catch you hopping my fence, or cutting it & won't even warn you before I fire on your ass & I would be well within my rights to do so.

Sorry if this sounds mean but if I discover a person on my property that wasn't invited by one of us I want them to GTFO. I am not the only one either, most farmers & ranchers have signs posted & will fire upon trespassers
 

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I'd prefer to keep people out as the law here has now changed so if a dog bites on PRIVATE PROPERTY the owner is now liable.

So yea..... My dogs don't bite at ALL, but why take a risk?

Strange children dropping over the fence into a yard full of dogs...? You're all braver than I am clearly :)

I don't have overlooking neighbours though, thankfully!!! So its really a moot point.
 

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I find it interesting that in a country where people can shoot others for being on their property, hot wire could get them sued.
 

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Weird. Also that cops can trespass and shoot your dogs with no consequence.
 

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I would probably put electric fencing on top of the original fencing. I would hesitate to use barbwire as I have multiple scars from it (farm kid)

Last fall I found the kids that live behind us hopping over the fence, I told them nicely to come to the door and I would gladly get their ball. Their mother got all huffy about that one, but I knew in the summer I would be getting a large, territorial breed of dog and I was not going to take any chances, thankfully they listened and I have not seen them go over the fence since.
 

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I find it interesting that in a country where people can shoot others for being on their property, hot wire could get them sued.
I think Texas is the only state where you can shoot someone simply for trespassing. Other states it varies quite a bit. In Washington they have to have crossed the threshold of the house and you need to be in fear for your life.

Some states have laws against boobytraps, which is probably where trespassers are able to sue if they get injured by something like that.
 
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The next time they're over, just pull a lawnchair right up to the fence and stare at them blankly the whole time they're in the backyard.
 

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The next time they're over, just pull a lawnchair right up to the fence and stare at them blankly the whole time they're in the backyard.
I will do this. Maybe I'll sit a random baseball bat next to me. They won't know if it's a silent threat or a silent plea to let me play with them.
 

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Different cities/counties/areas of Texas vary in their castle laws but generally speaking our castle laws are vey strong, which I like Personally. In the city they are more strict about how much deadly force you can use & when. But out in the boonies it's different, we are so remote that there is no police force within a reasonable radius, the best thing we have here is county cops & they could be an hour or better away, which is why the castle laws are so lenient out here, that & many people have goats/sheep thus also have LGD some breeds of LGD will go after ANYTHING harming their flock, weather it be animal or human, so dogs are included in the "use of deadly force" clause.

Maybe the next time you are out there & so are they, tell them every toy/ball that comes over your fence belongs to you & the dogs & they will NOT be getting it back, see if that makes them more careful.... Til you hear back from your IC that is. It's a better solution then sitting in a lawn chair staring like come creepy stalker or something ... That MIGHT get the cops called :lol:
 

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