The Fox: Australia’s number one predator

The European red fox is Australia’s number one predator. Native wildlife threatened by the fox include the rock-wallaby, numbat, brush-tailed bettong and bilby. Foxes are also predators of livestock, with reports of them taking up to 30% of lambs in some areas. Foxes are estimated to cost Australia more than $227 million per year in combined environmental and agricultural impacts. Foxes also pose risks as potential hosts of exotic diseases such as rabies, which threaten human and animal health.

Author Pest Animal Control CRC
Date null
Year 2004
Publisher Pest Animal Control CRC
Pages 1
Notes Notes
Region Australia - national
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