Native animals eating fox baits in WA

Ninety nine per cent of the poisoned baits set up to catch feral red foxes in Western Australia are being eaten by other species, predominantly natives.

Alternative fox control measures may need to be taken in the area, including disguising the bait from natives and making it more attractive to the foxes.

Fortunately most native species have a high tolerance for the poison found in the baits and do not consume lethal doses.

The data was collected by Murdoch University through observing cameras footage.

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