I looked at a farm supply store website. This answer came up to the question about what happens when unpackaged:
BEST ANSWER:The roll will quickly destabilize one the clips are cut sending into a firey vortex that generates a powerfull magentic field which soon becomes a black hole. Once this happens everything within a 100 mile radius will be ruthlessly be pulled in and end up in another deminsion, as bad as it sounds its not too bad. Apparently this dimension created by the black hole is filled with chipotle burritos, endless corona, and dancing monkeys, providing enldless entertainment. If this is your idea of a good time, go ahead and cut the clips off, you goncowboy!