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What is the best material to use in an enclosure for a large animal?

 
 
Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 12:26 am
I'm writing a story with large (15 meters long) animals and I need help with explaining the enclosure it's 25m by 13m by 6m but I can't figure out what materials can withstand a large animal crashing into it without breaking.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 12:42 am
@ArrowRaptor,
Fifteen METERS long? Tyrannosaurus rex ran around 12 - 13 meters, so you better electrify your caging in a really big way.
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ArrowRaptor
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 12:51 am
@ArrowRaptor,
Ok, I got messed up and measured wrong, it's not 13m wide it's 25m wide. Oops XD
roger
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 12:55 am
@ArrowRaptor,
I was questioning the size of the animal. Fifteen meters long is really large.
ArrowRaptor
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 01:47 am
@roger,
I know I just realized I made a mistake and couldn't fix it in an edit, but yeah she's about 15 meters long and 7 meters tall(From ground to head) when she stands at her full height. But yeah, the size is quite big.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 01:58 am
@ArrowRaptor,
Well, we might need more to go on. What would hold, say, a T Rex might be completely useless against a really slender snake that happens to be 15 meters long. Just to get an idea what we're working with, what does she weigh?
ArrowRaptor
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 02:39 am
@roger,
About 11 tons (22000 pounds), she stands both bipedal and quadrupedal
3 m tall (Shoulder) 5 m tall (Head) when she is quadrupedal
5 m tall (Shoulder) 7 m tall (Head) when she is bipedal
roger
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 02:45 am
@ArrowRaptor,
Oh. I think I would just go with 1" tool steel bars spaced maybe 8" apart, then. Maybe a little more spacing if she doesn't have hooves. Don't forget the fence charger.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 07:02 am
Steel. Stone. Electricity. A moat if the critter can't or won't swim.

You might need to scale back the size of the beast to make it easier to write the story.
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