This morning I was folding laundry in the living room. I kept hearing a ticking sound and it was starting to bug me ( I have sensitive ears.....or should I say noises really annoy me ). I realized it was coming from outside. When I stepped outside, I knew instantly what it was. Something had fallen onto the electric fence. When the electricity pulses through, if something is on the wire, it will pop. We had some rough weather yesterday and a windy night. I figured something must have blown onto the wire. I walked out in the pasture, following the sound, and found it to be farther away than I thought. I was amazed that I had heard it in the house, because I ended way out in the pasture. I got closer to the sound and didn't see anything on the fence, but it looked like it was touching against the tree. I figured it was because the tree was wet and the moisture made it pop so loud. I looked closer to notice that it was in fact, not the tree. I could see a spark each time it would pop. Can you look at the picture below to tell what it was? Click on it to make it larger. Its' between the wire on the left and the tree trunk on the right. I used my camera on the my phone to take this photo.
It was a huge fly. That thing was just popping away on the fence. It sounded like the time I went outside to only find this snake draped across the wire. Our energizer is capable of putting out 10,000 volts but we average 8500 volts. You never know what you will find around here.