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Chain link fence - what could have made this hole?


3 years ago

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    “What could have caused the hole in the fence?”

    • Bored/drunk/other person kicked through it for fun 13 votes
    • Animal with a good running start didn't see the fence and hit it 1 vote
    • Something chewed/ate through it 4 votes
    • No clue 4 votes
    • Don't care 8 votes

    (30 votes)

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    #1 3 years ago

    This one has me stumped...noticed the bottom of our chain link fence was pushed out towards the neighbours yard, and when I went closer to look at it I see there is a hole in fence. Fence is 40" tall, hole is about 18" off the ground and approximately 8" in diameter. It looks like something hit the fence, either hard enough to push through in one shot or repeatedly until it broke through. No signs of other damage anywhere on the property, and no real reason to make a hole to get to the other side given how easy it is to go over or under the fence.


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    #2 3 years ago

    I'd suspect something got tangled in the chain link fence. Mower, weed whacker, and when freed resulted in bending the chain link resulting in what looks like a hole.

    A fence south of me has a similar smaller hole. Metal bar on a snowplow did it.

    LTG : )

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    #5 3 years ago

    That is actually a fence, not a post.

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    That is actually a fence, not a post.


    #7 3 years ago

    Chinese rocket debris.

    #8 3 years ago

    Must resist dirty joke. Must resist dirty joke.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    That is actually a fence, not a post.

    Take my thumbs up you sob lmao

    #10 3 years ago

    Previous bullshit answers, for God's sake it's a cyberattack, happens all the time.

    #11 3 years ago

    No clue, so weird.

    #12 3 years ago


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    #13 3 years ago

    Did you recently get 5G service in the area.

    #14 3 years ago

    Meteorite, check the line of trajectory. Maybe you will get lucky and find one large enough to finance Sterns new Mandelorian

    #15 3 years ago

    Someone booted it with a steel toe boot for 2 hours

    #16 3 years ago


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    #18 3 years ago

    Probably was black

    #19 3 years ago

    That's from a murder hornet. Happened to my neighbor's fence. Call vector control ASAP.

    And don't open any of your doors or windows until they get there.

    #20 3 years ago

    1st thought some dumb animal that doesn’t give a fuck. Maybe an opossum got tangled up

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    #22 3 years ago

    They tore the same hole in my chicken coop

    #23 3 years ago

    I’m going with some drunk guys with a potato gun. Years ago some I put a hole through a wood fence firing a potato gun like a bazooka.

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    #25 3 years ago

    Have you seen anyone resembling this characters?

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    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Mower, weed whacker, and when freed resulted in bending the chain link resulting in what looks like a hole.

    Lots of good thoughts...thanks. No equipment runs near it given the location so unlikely to be this, but I can see how that would occur. Not ruling out aliens and that, but I keep coming back to either vandalism or a tangled animal thrashed its way out and left behind a mess. Lots of coyotes in the area so that aligns with embryonjohn

    We did get 5G in the neighbourhood though...and fibre to boot...so maybe that's interfering with the cosmic balance and drawing small meteorites?

    #27 3 years ago

    neighbors did it to let their dog go thru and poop on your lawn instead of theirs

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    They tore the same hole in my chicken coop

    Ive also seen similar holes made by coyotes and bears.

    #29 3 years ago

    If it was an animal, pretty much guaranteed there would be some fur caught in the chain link

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    If it was an animal, pretty much guaranteed there would be some fur caught in the chain link

    That's what has me leaning vandal versus animal...but it is a pretty strange place in the yard for someone to decide to hang around and kick a hole to nowhere in a fence. Not that vandalism has to make any sense of course.

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    #32 3 years ago

    Me sneaking out of you house , because you came home early

    #34 3 years ago

    Nah, there'd be pubes and other stuff stuck in it....

    #35 3 years ago

    It was me, shoe died.

    #36 3 years ago

    Its a gobble hole

    #37 3 years ago

    Look at the buildup of greyish material in the neigbor's yard where the hole was made and also it looks like there is a divot in the neighbor's yard as you look through the bottom of the hole. Possibly a broken branch on that shrub as well. I'm thinking animal, but I'd expect to see some fur stuck in the fence.

    It kinda looks like an outline of Patrick Stewart's face...

    Quoted from PinballAir:

    Its a gobble hole

    Only one way to find out. Still pretty cold up there though...

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    #39 3 years ago

    I have trouble with the animal theory.
    It is possible.
    But that type of fence is generally pretty strong steel. (unless it came from Home Crapo or Blowes)
    I think there should be flesh left. In fact, the critter should still be there IMO.

    #40 3 years ago

    Yeah I keep coming back to this - if it were animal, there would likely be some kind of evidence - fur, feather, blood, whatever showing it was there. That or the animal would have bounced off it like this little guy with the hedge, from another Pinside thread.

    I'll take a closer look tomorrow for any animal evidence, but likely either vandal, terminator, meteor or aliens. Maybe a few Friday night beers will get the creativity flowing.



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