European Red Fox

The European Red fox was introduced into Australia as part of an acclimatisation program for the sport of recreational hunting, in Victoria in 1855. After the dingo and wild dog, the fox is the largest land dwelling carnivorous mammal on mainland Australia.

Foxes pose a serious threat to native wild life, domestic pets and are a significant threat to the survival of many ground-dwelling and nesting native species. The fox is a potential carrier of canine diseases. In some urban areas, fox population densities per hectare now exceed those of rural areas. The Red fox is the most common feral animal in the Brisbane area

Control methods employed by Pest Animal Management Queensland:

  • Field shooting
  • Cage type traps
  • Rubber jawed foot hold traps
  • Den fumigation