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|
|Publisher||Pest Animal Control CRC|
|Region||Australia - national|
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