Fox traps to be set up across the Tweed, dog owners warned to be aware

TRAPS will be placed in bushland across Tweed Heads next week in an effort to help control the wild fox population.

Soft-jaw trapping will be undertaken between November 6-11 at Bogangar, Pottsville and the Fingal Peninsula.

The trapping has been timed to reduce fox numbers during the breeding and nesting seasons for a number of endangered species, including Bush and Beach Stone-curlews and Green and Loggerhead Turtles.


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Council’s Pest Management Program Leader Pamela Gray said the foxes posed a serious threat to native fauna and the trapping sites had been identified by detector dog surveys and ongoing camera monitoring.

Public access to all three trapping zones will be prohibited during the trapping period and all tracks leading into the trapping areas will be clearly signposted.

“Owners will be responsible for keeping their pet dogs out of the areas,” Ms Gray said.

“Any domestic pets caught in the traps will be taken to the Tweed Shire Council pound.

“The trapping is being implemented in conjunction with a 1080 fox baiting program that began on the Tweed Coast in August and continues until 31 January 2018.”

For further information on the fox trapping program, you can contact Ms Gray on (02) 6670 2400.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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