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Fox baiting underway in parks around Bacchus Marsh

Tuesday 26 February, 2013

A baiting program to control foxes will be underway in parks around Bacchus Marsh from Friday 1 March to Monday 1 April 2013.

The buried baits containing 1080 poison will be laid at Brisbane Ranges National Park, Werribee Gorge Sate Park, Lerderderg State Park and Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve.

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Peter Box encouraged people who may be visiting these areas to take care not to disturb or interfere with the bait stations.

“We will be clearly sign-posting the baited sites to ensure people know where they are.

“Pet owners are advised to keep animals under effective control, muzzled or away from the poisoned areas because domestic dogs and cats are particularly susceptible to 1080 poisons,” he said.

“As an introduced species, foxes are a major threat to our native wildlife including migratory birds, small mammals and reptiles and they affect local farm activities.

“This round of baiting is part of our ongoing efforts to protect our native wildlife and the environment,” said Mr Box.

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