Forget the red tape; it’s all about purple paint now!
Alabama legislators introduced the little-known Purple Paint Law back in 2017, which makes us one of the fifteen “Purple Paint States” in America.
This isn’t any old paint, either.
Nope, this royal hue is the official warning signal that’s meant to yell, “Keep off my turf!”
So, if you stumble upon a tree or fence splashed with purple paint, you’re about to enter the danger zone of private property.
In Alabama, landowners have ditched the pricey signs and gone for a more vibrant and economical option.
We’re just thankful that it’s purple and not a tacky fluorescent orange.
Plus, it’s one of the three Mardi Gras colors, so it should fit right in the decor.
If you’d like to do this yourself, make those vertical stripes at least 8 inches tall and 1 inch wide, and keep them spaced like distant cousins at a family reunion.
If you’re hiking around or exploring the woods, be on the lookout for purple paint patches, and don’t fret!
It’s not a Grimace sighting or a hidden purple people eater.
It just means it’s time to hightail it out of there!
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