(KGUN-TV) Giant, gaping holes in the international border fence so big, you can drive a truck through. Get this, they were put there on purpose.

John Ladd and his family own Ladd Ranch, just south of Palominas. He says every monsoon, Border Patrol agents open flood gates to protect the border fence from collapsing. In some spots, they have removed entire sections while debris, mashed together by monsoon storms, gather, spilling into the United States.

“I do dread it. It triples my work. When these get open, I have to check them everyday. I have to look for Mexican cows [and] have to look for footprints,” Ladd told 9OYS while touring the border.

In certain areas, strands of barbed wire are the only thing dividing the U.S. and Mexico.

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