Feral and Pest Animals

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RABBIT OWNERS

Council urges that all domestic rabbits are vaccinated against RHDV1-K5 by mid-February prior to its release.

Led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services with support of Councils and other NSW State Government agencies, Northern Beaches Council will start its first phase of controlling wild rabbits in 2017 by releasing Calici-Boost (RHDV1-K5) across the Northern Beaches in March.

For more information visit: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/rabbitcontrol

 

Feral Animals

Feral animals have few or no natural predators and successfully flourish in Australia, out-competing native species for food and shelter. Many feral animals are a declared pest and have contributed to the dramatic decline in native species populations, even extinction.

In Australia, most feral animals were brought in deliberately and include the European rabbit, European red fox and the cane toad. The main feral animals of concern in Warringah and the northern Sydney area are foxes, rabbits, cats, and common mynas.

If you are having problems with rabbits or cats on your property and would like to undertake trapping, you can hire traps from Council for $100. To hire a trap, please take a completed Bond Lodgement Form to Customer Service, Civic Centre in Dee Why (traps are available for pick up from our Cromer Depot on Tuesday afternoons between 2pm-4pm at 55 Middleton Road, Cromer). All trapped animals should be taken to Collary Veterinary Hospital, 1185 Pittwater Road, Collaroy, for assessment.

Find out more about pest species control.