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Famous Fences : The Dingo Fence

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(Image source: inspringaustralia.net.au)

 

Pictured above is the famous Dingo Fence located on Moon Plain in Australia.

Currently the longest true fence on Earth at approximately 3,400 miles, Australia’s dingo fence was built in the 1880s to protect sheep on southern Queensland ranches from attacks by wild dogs. Although the fence succeeded in its planned function, there was also an unfortunate side effect. Removal of the canine predators allowed the kangaroo population to grow excessively and compete with sheep flocks for grazing space.

The barren land pictured here has served as the backdrop for many movies, including Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome.

Source: metrowestdailynews.com

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