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Fox trapping area at Fingal Head.

Tweed Council says they will start a fox trapping program at Fingal Head this week after recent surveys and monitoring found it to be a fox hotspot.

Council reps say soft-jaw trapping will take place on the Tweed Coast Regional Crown Reserve at Fingal Head from Monday 9 March to Friday 20 March, but the dates could be extended if too few foxes are caught.

Council says trapping is needed to protect native fauna, including threatened birds such as Pied Oystercatchers and Beach Stone-curlews.

A specialist contractor will carry out the trapping to reduce the overall fox population at Fingal Head.

Council’s Program Leader Pest Management Wildlife Protection, Pamela Gray said it is critical that the community heed the warnings and look out for signage.

‘Access to the trapping site is prohibited to everyone, except staff involved in the trapping. Please ensure that you and your pets do not enter these areas.’

Ms Gray says signage is in place at all entrances to the trapping site and won’t be removed until the trapping has finished.

Soft-jaw traps have coil springs that hold animals once trapped.

Foxes a threat to wildlife, pets and livestock

‘We need to carry out these works as foxes pose a significant threat to native wildlife, domestic pets and livestock,’ said Ms Gray.

If any domestic pets are caught in the traps they will be taken to Council’s interim animal holding facility. There are fees associated with the retrieval of registered domestic pets.

Traps will be covered (inactive) over the weekends and tracks leading to each of the trapping areas are clearly signposted.

It is the responsibility of individuals to keep themselves, their children and their pets out of the trapping areas.

If you have questions about these works, contact Council on 6670 2400.

For more information on how to protect pets and livestock, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Foxes.

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  1. They’d do more good for Tweed shire by strictly monitoring, trapping and then neutralising feral water tankers as they flee to Queensland with our lifeblood.

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