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    Default Damn kids stealing my firewood

    So, I noticed at the end of last summer that my stack of firewood was getting smaller. It seems that 4 cords up and walked away. I figured out that the neighborhood teenagers are stealing it. I talked with the kid that I know everyone follows. Then my buddy a sherrif deputy had a talk with him also. They stopped taking it for a week or so. Then they took another cord. So, I built a barrier of sorts with a bunch of downed branches from the woods. This stopped them. Well, this spring rolled around and I got sick of looking at a pile of sticks in front of the woodpile. So, we burned it. I looked out this morning and they took another cord. I back up to woods so they just come out of the woods, take it and head for the hills. I swear I am going to catch these kids. I even considered borrowing one of the wildlife cameras from a friend so I could catch them doing it or getting one of those motion activated sprinklers that spray deer when they get near your garden. I sat up one night enjoying a few beers and sitting in the shadows with my night vision monocular, but they did not show up. I have about 4 cords left. At least they are taking the pine and not the hardwood. Sorry about the rant but I am pretty upset. I spent two days hauling all of that wood and a day with a rented splitter, splitting it. Any suggestions to catch these punks or at least make my wood pile less appealing? I know that some of you guys are pretty creative. I thought about spraying some of it with something that would stink when they burn it, but that will not matter to them. Oh, and I have 2 large pitbulls! They never hear them back there stealing the wood. Thanks guys!

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    Build a cheap pen around the wood, but big enough for your dogs to hang out in.

    I am personally mean enough to run electric fence wire through the pile, weaving it in and out of the logs. Let 'em get THAT wrapped around their hand. they will be happy to see you coming and will probably never come onto your property again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moogvo View Post
    Build a cheap pen around the wood, but big enough for your dogs to hang out in.

    I am personally mean enough to run electric fence wire through the pile, weaving it in and out of the logs. Let 'em get THAT wrapped around their hand. they will be happy to see you coming and will probably never come onto your property again!
    I may have to visit tractor supply, the electric fence thing is a good idea. But, I don't want to trap the Fox that lives in the middle in the pile. I can't build a pen, The property is actually behind mine, it is owned by a wetlands conservation group. They agreed to let me store my wood there in exchange I keep the grass cut. So I am not able to build anything on the area. I have lived here 9 years with no problem, then last summer they started.

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    I used to have my recording studio located in a 20x20 shed that was finished out on the inside. It looked like a lawn shed from the outside. I had some kids nosing around and decided to run electric fence wire to the aluminum window frames and the lock and hasp by connecting the wire to the inside where the bolts come through the door and on a screw on the window frames. One night, I heard this ruckus outside in the middle of the night and came outside to a group of teenagers running down the driveway. Apparently, one of them put their hands somewhere they didn't belong. They never came back after that.

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    Make sure to power the electric wire down before trying to unlock the door. I don't care to admit how I learned that lesson! LOL!
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    They also now have these really cheap cameras that are motion activated. They are wireless and tie to your computer, so when activated, you computer records what is happening and it also sends an immediate alert to you phone so you can see "live" what is going on. My neighbor has had trouble with teens and he ended getting the kit. I took him about 20 minutes to set it all up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    They also now have these really cheap cameras that are motion activated. They are wireless and tie to your computer, so when activated, you computer records what is happening and it also sends an immediate alert to you phone so you can see "live" what is going on. My neighbor has had trouble with teens and he ended getting the kit. I took him about 20 minutes to set it all up.
    Yeah... but where's the fun in THAT?! My way, you get to teach kids how to "Moon Walk" ROFLMAO!
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    You could try mounting a motion detecting spotlight near the pile, then put a stake in the ground with enough chain for the dogs to get all the way around the woodpile. I highly doubt they'd ever come back haha. The only problem i can see with this is the fox living in the pile.
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    I got ONE word for ya... "BZZZZZZZT!" Haahaahaahaa!

    MAN! I have had WAYYY too much coffee today!
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    I am really liking the bzzzzz idea. I still have the fox issue. He has an agreement with my 90lb and 65 lb dogs. Stay in the pile when we are out and we will not eat you. I wish the fox would just bite the teens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogvo View Post
    Yeah... but where's the fun in THAT?! My way, you get to teach kids how to "Moon Walk" ROFLMAO!
    I know, I know...I read your post and started laughing. I knew someone with an electric fence and it turned out he is the one who kept getting shocked, which I think is hilarious.


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