Saturday, 30 May 2009
The Dog Fence
Somewhere between Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy.
We thought it was a figment of a colourful historical past, but the dog fence was only completed in the 1980's after almost a century of work. It is fully maintained for its entire 5,800 km length, and everyone swears it has had an effect.
We're not so sure. We've had dingoes in our camp on both sides of it, so we're sort of wondering which side is supposed to be dingo free. It's sheep country in the south, but it seems strange in this age of political correctness, that we are trying to confine a native animal to a particular territory.
One would think that no self respecting dog would be caught dead out there, but one would be wrong.
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