Lightroom, how can wire fencing be removed?

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With practice I'm getting mostly acceptable results at removing bulk objects from an image (there were 7 fence posts in the original image)  but wire fencing has me stumped. Any suggestions?
 
 
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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You could simply crop it out... Otherwise I would use Photoshop for this.
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Spot Removal tool tip (LR): click where the wire starts. It will pick a spot to replace it, but ignore the spot it selects, you will select a new spot. Hold down the SHIFT key and click on the end of the wire! Now that becomes the new selected spot, leading from the start to the end! You may move the original or replacement areas to better cover the wire.

This works best on straight lines, so if your wire curves try several straight line segments.
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Clone stamp might work. Far field looks similar to front field. Good luck.
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That’s Photoshop, he said Lightroom.
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Thanks for your suggestions but I want to use Lightroom and not Photoshop. I accept that learning at least a bit about Photoshop would be a good idea but for now, I'd like to stick to Lightroom. I do use Photoshop for focus stacking and it's not too difficult but I did have to revise the online tutorials because they were slightly out of date. 
 
I did try Cloning and Healing in Lightroom but the results were poor, leaving the wire in was the lesser evil. Removing the fence posts was easy. If you look closely, you can probably see the fence wire stopping and restarting though sometimes I was able to clone from an area with the wire and line it up. 
 
Also I need to re-shoot these. My wife was trying out my EM1 with Panasonic 100-400 and forgetting to zoom so maybe we'll just go back. The rescue park is just about 40 miles away. The M43 sensor is fine as long as only minimal cropping is required but not with the huge amount of cropping this and other images need.