AUSTIN, Texas — It might seem like Mahmood Wadiwalla is getting some special treatment with a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire behind his backyard in western Travis County that the City of Austin installed several years ago.
Looking out from the yard, it's clear that his is the only home in sight with such a fence. Beyond that fence is a pair of cameras, one pointing at his home and another at an angle that seems to just miss his home.
Six years ago, Wadiwalla improperly accessed the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, 36,000 acres of land jointly operated by the City of Austin and Travis County to maintain eight endangered species. Uncontrolled access to the preserve can hurt the creatures and should be curbed, a city spokesman said.
Information from Austin American-Statesman