stray onto (some place)

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stray onto (some place)

To wander onto something or some place, especially when one is not supposed to be there. I keep an electrified fence around my fields to keep wild animals from straying onto it at night. Be sure not to stray onto Old Man Cratchit's land—he's liable to shoot you if he catches you!
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stray onto something

to wander onto an area, such as a parcel of land. Your cows strayed onto my land and ate my marigolds! If your horse strays onto my land one more time, it's my horse!
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The cage prevents them straying onto roads, digging up people's gardens and making a mess.
Electrical pulses in the collar would then stop herds from wandering into the wrong fields or straying onto walkers' footpaths.
Councilor Tshepo Kwapa of Mosomane informed his audience that council had passed a motion calling for the construction of grids at all gates along A1 Road to prevent cattle from straying onto roads.
Meanwhile, its new, open tread pattern provides the necessary traction when straying onto unsealed tracks and trails.
Meanwhile, residents here have voiced their concerns over animals straying onto the roads and blamed them for several deadly accidents.
Andy Fraser, from Scotland TranServ, said: "We would advise all drivers to keep an eye out for deer straying onto our trunk roads particularly at this time of year.
We can't have a situation whereby cows would be straying onto and grazing on airport runways because it is embarrassing.
According to one report, the number of bird hits and animals straying onto runways was on the rise in India with 1,069 bird and animal strikes and 81 animal strays reported in 2017.
"The council will not only have to buy land from an adjacent farm to create access to the site, but will also have to provide more secure fencing around the refuse centre to deter vandalism, arson and theft and to prevent children straying onto the site.
Now Network Rail, British Transport Police and the NYMR have teamed up to warn against straying onto the tracks.
As well as the vaguely comedic incidents of businessmen smacking into lampposts or tripping over dogs this total also included a middleaged man who died after straying onto a railway crossing while looking at his phone.
However, few efforts have been made to prevent animals from straying onto the airport territory despite numerous similar incidents having taken place at India's airports in the past.
The council said this referred to the fact that there was no boundary fencing in place to prevent the animals from straying onto the highway.
Muscat: In view of rising road accidents caused by animals straying onto roads in various governorates, the Ministry of Municipalities and Water Resources has launched a drive to keep stray animals off the roads.
He said the abandoned horses had resulted in major welfare problems for the animals themselves and significant implications for public safety when straying onto public highways or farmland, as well as resource implications for local authorities, equine charities and the tax payer.