This touches a nerve with me. I had a insurance guy come out to my farm and look things over for my farm policy this spring. He said he would like to see a different gate for my entrance to the barn yard (main gate). It is a 8ft tall, pipe framed, chain link fence gate kept shut with a half inch cable and huge clip! It was used to keep stud horses apart! Talk about over kill, and he wanted better. We can always do better and if this is along a major highway maybe it needs an upgrade but when do we start building pipe fences along the roads to make everyone happy? Another two things that have happened this spring that set me off, I had 6 yearlings in a nice little pasture two miles from my house on rented ground, not great fences but has always held them in. Get a call they are out, go find them and bring them back to find the gate open. Ok, I should have a better gate, then find three holes cut in the fence made by people stealing scrap from the land lords junk row. They actually went along and cut the wires off the steel post and took them too along the road! The other one happened last week, finished brand new, 5 wire, barb wire fence. Two days later a storm blew a tree over on the fence and cows get out. Fun, Fun. I cant stand livestock being out which is why my cattle getting out drives me nuts even if it wasn't my fault. How big are your chipmunks gonzo? Most people use the same set up as in the picture or worse, baling wire. Thanks for letting me rant a little this morning. I'm not taking sides or blaming anyone. That gate set up has probably worked for thirty years but like every thing else it will someday fail.