Feral Animal Control Program
Date Published: 10/05/2012
The City has commenced a feral animal control program, which is targeting feral rabbit populations in
Dixon Road, Lewington, Lark Hill and Baldivis Nature Reserves.
The City's feral animal control plan involves research in key nature reserves to monitor feral animal populations.
Recent research revealed high feral rabbit activity in some areas, which can lead to the destruction of large tracts of vegetation, which in turn results in soil erosion as the exposed soil is washed or blown away.
Rabbits also actively compete with native animals by selectively grazing on more palatable and nutritious plants.
The control program started this month and is using ‘Pindone’ baiting. This type of baiting is the Department of Agriculture and Foods recommended method of control in urban areas. It has a low toxicity to people and domestic pets. Signs have been placed around these reserves for the duration of the program, which is expected to take be completed towards the end of this month
If you would like any information on the program please contact the City's Parks Development Team on: 9527 0728.
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