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One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)

Posted in Pictures   21 Oct 2009   / 12781 views

One of the world's longest man made structures is the Australian Dingo Fence. In fact it is also the world's longest fence ever.
Stretching across two southeastern Australian states, Queensland and South Australia, the Dingo Fence is 5,614 kilometres long.
Please note that this "dog fence" is not really made of dogs. If it was, it would take 5,614,000 dingoes standing nose-to-butt to construct this fence.


The Australian Dingo Fence
1 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


A Section Of The Dingo Fence
2 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


The Dingo That Started It All
3 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


A Dog Fence Only Works If You Close The Gate
4 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


If You Don't Close The Gate There Could Be Trouble
5 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


Some Info About The Dog Fence
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Quick Facts About The Dingo Fence

5614 kilometres is the total length of the Dingo Fence.
8614 kilometres was the total length of the Dingo Fence up until 1980, where due to repair costs it was shortened to its present length.
26.5 million hectares of sheep and cattle grazing country is what the Dingo Fence protects.
5,614,000 metres of wire mesh, that stands 180 centimetres in height and is a further 30 centimetres underground, was used to build the Dingo Fence.
623,777 wooden and steel posts hold the Dingo Fence together.

The Dog Fence At Sunset
7 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


Steel And Wooden Posts Secure The Dog Fence
8 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


Dog Fence As Far As The Eye Can See
9 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


The total 5614 kilometres of fence spans two Australian states, Queensland and South Australia. As a whole the fence is known as the Dingo Fence, however each of the 4 parts has its own name:
1) Great Barrier Fence or Wild Dog Barrier Fence (Queensland) - 2,500 kilometres
2) Queensland Border Fence (Queensland) - 394 kilometres
3) South Australian Border Fence (South Australia) - 257 kilometres
4) Dog Fence (South Australia) - 2,225 kilometres

Where One Portion Of The Dog Fence Meets Another
10 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


Warning - Dog Fence Ahead
11 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


A 5 Metre Path On Each Side Of The Fence Is Cleared For Maintenance

12 One of the world's longest fences (12 pics + text)


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Comments (9):

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mominco 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i had no idea it was that bad why don't they kill them off and only keep a couple in the zoos jk, lol
       
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SuperMilow 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
wow so dingos do eat babys?
CrownRoyalty is truly the best kind of royalty their is!
       
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nebula 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The worst thing is that other animals get caught up in the fence and die becuase they can't get free.
       
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I don't know about this... I mean, I understand why they don't want to kill them (they learned that lesson with snakes), but... wouldn't it be easier to have SOME of them hunted? or are there just THAT MANY???

But, it's interesting to think that traveling into the "Fenced-in" area might be dangerous...

Peace...
James r. H
       
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severe_009 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Wow, reminds me of jurrasic park n_tongue
Challenge breeds excellence...
       
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jay z 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
n_smile 41 41 41 41 acute belay doodle slops

sloppy sloppy poo in ur face running down ur back eat a crab cake till it clogs u up inside good idea good idea eat my gravy yum yum good luck
       
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diegopol 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
holy crap
Vizça el Barça
       
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xpwurld 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
its crap
       
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bronte 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hi dance4
       














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