Tag Archives: feral pig

Pest Animal Survey: A review of the distribution, impacts and control of invasive animals throughout NSW and the ACT.

The environmental, economic, and social impacts of invasive pest animals in Australia cost in-excess of $700 million annually (Mcleod 2004). Invasive pest animals inhabit all regions of the State, and are well-recognised as causing significant losses to primary production, damaging environmental assets, threatening native species and communities, and impacting on social values. Effective management of […]

Feral pig scats (poo)

Image shows feral pig scats (poo). Redland Bay, Queensland. Images courtesy Michael Dickinson, Email: micsall@aapt.net.au This image file may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. If the image file is to be used for any other purpose other than educational use (including commercial purposes), permission must […]

Feral pig wallows

Images show wallows made by feral pigs. Redland Bay, Queensland. Images courtesy Michael Dickinson, Email: micsall@aapt.net.au These image files may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. If the image file is to be used for any other purpose other than educational use (including commercial purposes), permission […]

Feral pig foot print

Image shows feral pig hoof print. Redland Bay, Queensland. Images courtesy Michael Dickinson, Email: micsall@aapt.net.au This image file may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. If the image file is to be used for any other purpose other than educational use (including commercial purposes), permission must […]

Feral Pigs in trap

Images show trapped feral pigs. Redland Bay, Queensland. Images courtesy Michael Dickinson, Email: micsall@aapt.net.au These image files may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. If the image file is to be used for any other purpose other than educational use (including commercial purposes), permission must be […]

Feral pig damage

Images show damage caused by feral pigs. Redland Bay, Queensland. Images courtesy Michael Dickinson, Email: micsall@aapt.net.au These image files may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. If the image file is to be used for any other purpose other than educational use (including commercial purposes), permission […]

Kangaroo Island Feral Pig

Pictures of a feral pig in Flinders Chase National Park (Rocky River area), Kangaroo Island, South Australia. These images was taken by a remote sensing digital camera during a field trial. Images supplied by Dr. Steven Lapidge, Invasive Animals CRC. These image files may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder […]

Bait consumption by, and 1080-based control of, feral pigs in the Mediterranean climatic region of south-western Australia

The consumption of five non-toxic, grain-based baits, and the effectiveness of the preferred baits when treated with 1080 in reducing pig numbers, were determined for feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in several areas in the Mediterranean agricultural region of Western Australia. Fermented wheat with added blood and bone proved an effective attractant for feral pigs, and […]

Feral Pig Rooting Damage

Picture shows pasture damage caused by feral pig rooting on private farming land on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Image supplied by Dr. Steven Lapidge, Invasive Animals CRC. This image file may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. High resolution files of the image are NOT available. […]

Control of pest mammals for biodiversity protection in Australia. I. Patterns of control and monitoring

Foxes, wild dogs, feral cats, rabbits, feral pigs and feral goats are believed to have deleterious impacts on native biodiversity in Australia. However, although considerable resources have been expended controlling these six species, little is known about national patterns and costs of control and monitoring. We therefore conducted a survey of pest-control operations undertaken by […]

Control of pest mammals for biodiversity protection in Australia. II. Reliability of knowledge

Foxes, wild dogs, feral cats, rabbits, feral pigs, and feral goats are believed to have deleterious impacts on native biodiversity in Australia. However, although considerable resources have been expended controlling these six pest species, there are few reliable estimates of the effects of pest control on native biodiversity. We first show why reliable knowledge of […]

Sodium fluoroacetate residues and carcass degradation of free-ranging feral pigs poisoned with 1080

Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) residues in muscle and liver of free-ranging feral pigs, poisoned with 1080-treated grain in a range of habitats, were determined. The incidence of vomiting, and the degradation of poisoned carcasses were also monitored. The maximum recorded concentrations in muscle (n = 79) and liver (n = 16) were 2.42 and 4.28 µg […]

Pest Animal and Insect Control

Pest animals and insects cause serious economic losses to agricultural production, pose an unacceptable risk of exotic disease, threaten the survival of many native species and cause environmental degradation. Landholders (both public and private) have an obligation under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 (RLP Act) to eradicate pest animals on land they own, occupy […]

Efficacy of manufactured PIGOUT® baits for localised control of feral pigs in the semi-arid Queensland rangelands

Conservative population declines of 73% were recorded in three independent feral pig populations in Welford National Park, Queensland, when PIGOUT® baits containing 72 mg of sodium fluoroacetate were used in a baiting program following prefeeding. Declines were measured using a prebaiting population census with remote cameras, followed by carcass recovery. The knockdown of susceptible feral […]