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I need to build a deer, groundhog, rabbit exclusion fence around a garden. I would like it to be bird safe. I'm planning to use aluminum 'mesh' or plastic, but I'm concerned that birds might get injured by it. What size should the openings be to be sure that birds 1. see it, and 2. don't get caught in it. What other animal exclusion, or safety issues should I be concerned about? I have attached an image from the internet showing what I have in mind. Also, how do I keep rabbits from getting in under the gate? Thank you, Ann



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