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.

For further information on the assistance available to landholders, visit the Landholders Assistance page or call 1300 883 699. 

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