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Looking like the remnants of some long forgotten battlefield, the fence seems almost not to have a purpose.

It stretches out from the ashore of Lake Torrens, a giant salt lake in central South Australia that covers around 5,700 thousand square kilometres.

The lake is about 240 kilometres long, north to south.

However the fence does serve a purpose, stopping cattle, sheep or other animals from getting around it.

Venturing further out into the lake runs a real risk of breaking the surface of the salt and being caught in the thick black mud beneath.