Pest animals


Feral fox snarling web

Vulpes vulpes

Fox is a restricted invasive animal under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Foxes were introduced to Australia from England in the 1860s as a sport animal. They are wide spread throughout our region and prey on native animals and can cause losses to poultry and small domestic animals. Foxes also pose a major threat to nesting sea turtles in coastal areas. Highly adaptable to a range of habitats from deserts to urban environments foxes are usually active at night and rest during the day.

There are a range of control methods including shooting, trapping, exclusion fencing and baiting. Contact land protection officers for assistance with control options suitable for your property.


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