Police Warn: Stay Away From Any Fence Posts Painted Purple

Some laws are so strange that, unless we see them being upheld, it’s hard to believe they exist. One such law in Texas allows residents to paint the boundaries of their property purple instead of building a fence or a barrier. In Texas and some other states, this signifies “no trespassing”. Despite sounding like a bizarre and outdated law, there is actually a big reason why these states do so. Texas is one of those states where properties can stretch beyond the farthest limits of the human eyesight. And for such landowners, protecting their land and property from trespassers is a tough job. That is why the State of Texas has passed a law that allows such landowners to paint their boundaries purple. People who see purple painted boundaries know it’s a “no trespassing” zone.

Other than Texas, some other states like Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina have the same law. The sign is also known as “No Hunting Purple.” This means hunters can’t hunt in the area that falls under the purple sign.According to one owner, the sign “must be: vertical, at least 8 inches long, at least 1 inch wide. [The] bottom of the mark should be between 3-5 feet above the ground. Markings can be no more than 100 feet apart in timberland. Markings can be no more than 1,000 feet apart on open land, [and] they must be in a place visible by those approaching the property.”

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