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i thought it was some sort of corral or troth, but it had these steps downward the lead to a small area that was filled in with debris.
Quote from: hanuman on March 22, 2010, 04:45:16 PMi thought it was some sort of corral or troth, but it had these steps downward the lead to a small area that was filled in with debris.It is a "dip" tank. Used to run cattle through to dip them for ticks, screwworm, and other pests. The water was infused with a pesticide to kill the offending insects. I don't think it works so well with screwworm, but it is pretty effective on ticks.
Yes the screw worm or "cattle grub" used to be a nasty problem before they were eradicated by introducing sterile male fly's in mass numbers (I think this would have been back in the 1930's?). The flies would lay eggs on the wounds of cattle or other animals and the maggots would hatch and eat the animals flesh. As far as I know there are no more screw worms in Texas but it would be interesting to get some expert input on this topic. TWWG
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