Fox Eradication Program ActivityAll public reports of fox activity are carefully investigated by the Invasive Species Branch. Hotline report information is important for the success of the fox eradication effort as early detection is vital to enable rapid response to possible fox incursions.
There have been 3,331 fox activity reports received through the Invasive Species Hotline (1300 369 688) since 2002.
HOTLINE REPORTS FOR 16 - 29 NOVEMBER 2013
FOX SIGHTING REPORTS: 4 - Antill Ponds, Cranbrook, Herrick, Ross
FOX ACTIVITY REPORTS: 1 - Tarleton (Scat)
TOTAL REPORTS FOR 2013: Sighting reports 112; Activity reports 68
If any evidence of fox activity is found, an incursion response will be initiated by the Invasive Species Branch under a standard Incursion Response Framework. The Incursion Response Framework integrates a range of tools and techniques to locate and destroy foxes.
PROGRAM ACTIVITY FOR 16 - 29 NOVEMBER 2013
Investigations: Antill Ponds, Cranbrook, Herrick, Ross, Tarleton
March 2012: Fox positive scats confirmed from Burnie and Railton
Results received on Friday 9 March 2012 from the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology report that two (2) scats have tested positive for fox DNA.
Scat collected on 13 July 2011 during strategic monitoring activities. A total of eight fox positive scats have now been confirmed from the Burnie area since 2002.
Scat collected near Railton on 14 June 2011 during investigations in the area in response to a fox sighting report received from a member of the public.
Nine other fox positive scats have been collected from within a 10 km radius of the current scats:
5 x fox positive scats from Spreyton: collected 7 May 2008, 23 June 2008 and 26 Feb 2010
2 x fox positive scats from Aberdeen: collected 23 Aug 2007 and 19 Mar 2008
2 x fox positive scats from Barrington: collected 7 May 2008 and 17 June 2008
The latest physical evidence brings to 61 the total of fox positive scats collected in Tasmania since 2002.
Visit Fox Evidence reports for previous evidence updates.
Contact: Invasive Species EnquiriesInvasive Species Branch
171 Westbury Road
PROSPECT TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6336 5320
Fax: 03 6336 5453
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