Why don't birds get electrocuted by electric fences?

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zenande tingo  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris
 
why is it that birds do not get electrocuted by electric fences??

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Andy

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Why don't birds get electrocuted by electric fences?
« Reply #1 on: 15/05/2010 23:57:47 »
Part of the bird would also have to be connected to earth for it to complete the circuit and get a shock.
 See ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n1pSHzdahc @ 1:33 - 2:10
« Last Edit: 16/05/2010 00:00:28 by RD »