Farmer Dick Forrest had been trying to trap the dog for months. Eventually the dog was caught by Wild Dog Controller Neil Gaudion. it weighed nearly 20 kg.LIBBY PRICE August 27, 2014 3:15am
A 20 kg wild dog was trapped and shot at Barjarg. Farmer Dick Forrest estimates the dog had been killing lambs and chasing cattle for three months.
A large wild dog weighing nearly 20
Farmer Dick Forrest estimated the dog had moved onto the property about three months ago and had killed more than 100 lambs. Mr Forrest also thought the dog had been chasing his cattle trying to attack calves, as he often found the cattle herded into the corner of paddocks, hot and distressed.
He had been trying to trap the dog for months with no success.
‘‘We usually have lambing percentages of about 110 per cent, but this marking it was down to more like 60,’’ Mr Forrest said.
‘‘We had a look at the dog’s teeth and reckon it would have been about five years old.
‘‘We’ve put another trap out near where we got him in case one of his mates makes a visit.’’
Department of Environment and Primary Industries wild dog controller Neil Gaudion trapped the dog which he said was in good condition and of average size for a male wild dog.
The DEPI told The Ensign that in this incident, Neil Gaudion responded to a producer request for assistance due to wild dog attacks on livestock. Mr Gaudion assessed the situation and decided in this case to set a number of traps in strategic locations, resulting in the successful capture.
DEPI’s wild dog controllers are highly skilled and experienced in wild dog control, and work with producers and share their skills including baiting, trapping, shooting and exclusion fencing.
Wild dog controllers have previously caught wild dogs in the Barjarg, Tatong, Molyullah, Samaria and Nillahcootie areas.
Wild dogs are extremely mobile, moving in and out of public and private land.
It is vital producers report all wild dog activities, which assists DEPI’s wild dog controllers to capture not only the dogs’ movements, but enables planning and the development of management strategies.
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