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By Henry Netherland
Pathfinder 

The Ice Cream Place electrifies dumpster fence

 

Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

Defenders of Wildlife Program Associate Russ Talmo installing a solar powered electrical system to help prevent bears from scavenging in The Ice Cream Place's dumpsters.

SEELEY LAKE - Russ Talmo, Defenders of Wildlife program associate, wrapped up Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' bear exclosure project around the The Ice Cream Place's dumpster Friday, July 16. He electrified the fence adding the additional deterrent to hungry bears.

The solar-powered electric fence will have a joule strength of 1.5 and will push around 10,000 volts of electricity throughout its wires. According to Talmo, a structure would need at least 6,000 volts to act as a deterrent to bears.

The electrical aspect is intended to deter bears from climbing over the 16-foot by six-foot squ...



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