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Fox control – Belfast Coastal Reserve, Tower Hill Reserve and private property

Thursday 30 January, 2014

Parks Victoria’s conservation management includes the control of introduced plant and animal species. As part of an ongoing strategy, notice is hereby given that Parks Victoria will be laying buriedbaits containing Sodium Monofluoroacetate (1080 poison)on public and private land for the control of foxes. Baits containing 1080 poison will be laid from Monday 03 February 2014 until Friday 26 September 2014.

Baits will be laid at strategic sites and other known areas of fox habitat within Belfast Coastal Reserve, Tower Hill Reserve and on selected private properties in the parish of Yangery.

The target area includes the coastline from the Warrnambool City Council / Moyne Shire Council boundary west of Levy’s Point, west to Gormans Road at Rutledge’s Cutting, and north to the Princes Highway. The main islands of Tower Hill Reserve will also be targeted.

1080 poison signs will be posted throughout the baited area and members of the public who are living, visiting or working in the above named areas are advised to take particular care not to disturb or interfere with bait stations. Domestic dogs and catsare particularly susceptible to 1080 poison and should be under effective control, muzzled or kept away from the poisoned areas.

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