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FOX006: Trapping of foxes using cage traps

The introduced European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has a significant impact on native fauna and agricultural production. Fox control methods include lethal baiting, trapping, shooting, den fumigation, den destruction and exclusion fencing. Trapping may be useful for the control of nuisance animals but is not effective as a general fox control method. Cage traps are […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

CAT002: Trapping of feral cats using cage traps

Although cage trapping is considered an ineffective tool for large areas, it may be useful in urban/residential areas where domestic cats are present, or where populations have already been reduced and individual cats need to be targeted. In urban/residential areas cage traps are preferred over leg hold traps as fewer injuries are sustained, non-target animals […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

CAT003: Trapping of feral cats using padded-jaw traps

Live trapping followed by euthanasia is one of the main methods of feral cat control currently used. In urban/residential areas, cage traps are preferred over leg hold traps as fewer injuries are sustained, non-target animals can be released unharmed and trapped feral cats can be transported away from the area for euthanasia. Refer to Trapping […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

DOG002: Trapping of wild dogs using cage traps

Trapping of wild dogs is used where poison baiting is less effective, for example, in or around lambing paddocks where there is abundant food. Trapping is useful for targeting individual problem animals or as a follow-up after 1080 baiting programs, but is regarded as an inefficient method for general population control. Cage traps are used […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.