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Fox control - Gippsland Lakes parks and reserves

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Parks Victoria’s conservation management to restore and protect park habitat 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 land for the control of foxes.  Baits containing 1080 poison will be laid between 9 November 2018 and 10 May 2019.

Baits will be laid at strategic sites and other known areas of fox habitat within the following parks and reserves: Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Reserve, and surrounding islands including Rigby, Crescent, Rotten, Barton, Raymond and Waddy Island.

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 baited areas.