FERAL PIGS IN THE FRASER COAST ON THE INCREASE
FERAL pig numbers are on the rise in parts of the region following the recent flooding and wet weather across the Fraser Coast.
Councillor for primary production and rural infrastructure James Hansen said creeks and waterways were full after the rain allowing the animals to spread.
“During the dry spell the pigs were concentrated around the few waterways that still had water in them,” he said.
“Now there’s plenty of water and plenty of food around for them and it makes it harder for landowners and vector control officers to locate and eradicate these animals.
“If any landowners see feral animals or signs of feral animals on their property, including pigs, dogs, foxes and cats, please contact council on 1300 794 929 to discuss eradication options.”
Council vector co-ordinator Col Zemek said a number of eradication options were available for local landowners having problems with feral animals.
“We offer landowners assistance with baiting and trapping and further information on successful control methods,” he said.
“The key is for landholders to remain vigilant and report any sightings.
Sourced & published from the local Chronicle by Henry Sapiecha